As highlighted in the report, the lack of a clear strategy and conflicting objectives has dogged the war from the outset.
13 Dec 2019 1:59 AM
When extensions are seen to be part of political power games, then it also affects the military’s professionalism.
28 Nov 2019 5:25 AM
Nawaz Sharif has finally flown out but it’s not curtains yet. It’s now the beginning of Act 2 of the ongoing political saga.
21 Nov 2019 2:24 AM
The terms for pulling back from the brink are not known yet; there will, however, be no clear winner in this game of thrones.
07 Nov 2019 2:14 AM
A major objection was that there was no assurance from the Taliban to adhere to a permanent ceasefire.
17 Oct 2019 5:46 AM
The JUI-F’s staunch anti-American public stance and his pro-Taliban image did not come in the way of his pragmatism.
11 Oct 2019 12:17 AM
Among the Taliban’s negotiating team were also four former inmates of Guantanamo.
07 Sep 2019 12:00 AM
PTI support revolves almost entirely around Imran Khan’s personal charisma and popular appeal, though that too is diminishing.
01 Aug 2019 12:00 AM
Trump’s comments about Kashmir too indicate his administration’s changing stance over a lingering problem that is causing instability in South Asia.
25 Jul 2019 12:00 AM
Khan’s “Wasim Akram-plus” seems to have finally blossomed into a fine craftsman engineering defections within the opposition ranks.
04 Jul 2019 12:00 AM
Trump’s threat of obliterating Iran may be exaggerated but the danger of tensions spiralling out of control cannot be minimised.
27 Jun 2019 12:36 AM
The noose had been tightening around him for long and it was just a matter of time before he would be nabbed.
13 Jun 2019 3:09 AM
A co-founder of the Afghan Taliban movement, his role is seen as critical to the effort to end the 18-year war.
30 Mar 2019 12:10 AM
America’s desperation to pull out is itself seen as a victory for the Taliban who have gained greater international recognition over the years.
01 Feb 2019 12:24 AM
The chief justice’s admonition may have dampened the PTI charge, but the game is not over yet.
03 Jan 2019 1:17 AM
Khalilzad is engaging with the insurgents who appear much stronger with their successes on the battlefield.
07 Dec 2018 12:05 AM
Imran Khan has been known for his strong views on Pakistan’s post-9/11 alliance with the US and his fiery anti-American rhetoric.
23 Nov 2018 12:05 AM
Surely, the “Moscow format” cannot be seen as a parallel peace move; it aims mainly at building greater regional understanding on the issue.
15 Nov 2018 12:00 AM
Imran Khan’s victory speech has raised hopes for the return of some rationality to his politics.
03 Aug 2018 5:11 AM
Most importantly, the polls must be seen as credible and the results accepted by all parties and state institutions.
26 Jul 2018 12:58 AM