As Washington, Rawalpindi, Kabul, and the Taliban recalibrate their positions, Afghanistan is entering a very fragile moment.
Two recent developments point to the new directions in which the north-western Subcontinent could evolve.
Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner is an easy, fast-paced read about nuclear practices relevant today, especially in the newest nuclear-armed states—India, Pakistan and North Korea.
As one of the region’s largest countries, Iran has sought to fill the power vacuums after the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, coupled with ongoing Arab upheavals.
In the face of unexpected and significant pressure from the United States to deliver some top militants of the Taliban and the Haqqani Network, the generals in Rawalpindi are locked in a serious debate.
Understanding the internal debate in the United States about its approach to the world is as important for India as parsing the administration’s latest thinking on China and Pakistan.
On August 21, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his new strategy toward South Asia, highlighting the administration’s concerns regarding the threat of terrorism in the region.
The search for a political compromise between the actors of the conflict must be central to U.S. efforts to withdraw from Afghanistan.
India and Pakistan’s behavior after both countries acquired nuclear weapons provides some context for North Korea's nuclear strategy and rationale.
Despite extensive cooperation, tension is common in the triangle of relationships formed between Saudi donors, the Pakistani security establishment, and salafi or jihadi groups based in Pakistan.