• Commentary

    Why China’s One Belt, One Road Matters for Afghanistan

    • Arushi Kumar
    • May 12, 2017
    • South Asian Voices

    By deepening its political, economic and military engagement in Afghanistan, and by formally signing a Memorandum of Understanding in 2016, China seems to be emerging as a long-term player in the region’s new Great Game.

    • Commentary

    The Kabul Convergence

    Although the United States and India have had shared interests in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban at the end of 2001, Washington, in deference to Pakistan, has generally discouraged New Delhi from an activist role there.

    • Multimedia

    A New Foreign Policy Strategy?

    It remains to be seen whether recent foreign policy pivots by the Trump administration amount to a departure from its earlier views about America’s role in the world.

    • Commentary

    EU and India Must Converge in Kabul

    Despite common interests, shared objectives and similar initiatives, biased perceptions have persistently hindered dialogue and cooperation between India and the European Union in Afghanistan.

    • Commentary

    Why Friendship Between Russia and the Taliban is Impossible

    Media reports about a rapprochement between Russia and the Taliban are not even close to reality. Moscow, however, has opened communication channels with the Afghan group, with an eye on protecting its own interests in the country.

    • Multimedia

    What Is Russia Doing in Afghanistan?

    Russia seeks to build a diplomatic profile in Afghanistan that circumvents the West and the government of Afghanistan in an attempt to undermine the U.S.- and NATO-led peace effort.

    • Commentary

    What Does India Think of Trump’s Afghanistan Policy?

    • Arushi Kumar
    • February 14, 2017
    • Diplomat

    Donald Trump’s presidency presents an unexpected opportunity for India in its continued efforts to stabilize Afghanistan.

    • Commentary

    South Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia

    South Asian leaders are deeply concerned about America’s long-term commitment to the liberal, global economic order and Washington’s political will to sustain its longstanding international security commitments.

    • Commentary

    Securing Afghanistan: Prospects for India-EU Cooperation

    After 15 years of limited cooperation, India and the EU have the opportunity to join forces on promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

    • Commentary

    Raja Mandala: Breaking the Panipat Syndrome

    With India’s relations with Pakistan entering a period of turbulence, Afghanistan could acquire an unusual prominence in India’s regional strategy.

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