Despite its promise to leave no one behind, the new U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is silent on the biggest crisis of the contemporary world: refugees.
Saving Mes Aynak, a 2014 award-winning documentary film, chronicles one Afghan archaeologist’s fight to save a 5,000-year-old Buddhist site from ruin.
The appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan can be viewed in two ways: as a victory for Pakistan (which clearly supports Mansour) or as the strengthening of radical tendencies within the Taliban.
Confirmation of the death of Taliban’s last unifying figure could set back the peace process in Afghanistan.
Even if Pakistan succeeds in getting the new Taliban leadership to the table, there will be enough Afghan elements to challenge the terms.
Beijing has begun to see that political stability and moderation in Afghanistan are vital to counter the rise of Islamist extremism and ethnic separatism in its restive far western province, Xinjiang.
The fragile security environment in South Asia is marked by territorial disputes, radical extremism, and nuclear weapons.
In some countries, the government is not a government that may be failing. It’s a criminal organization that’s succeeding.
The historic nuclear accord between Iran and the international community unveiled in Vienna helps remove a number of recent constraints on Indian foreign policy.
Among all the possible candidates for membership in the SCO, India and Pakistan seem the most ready for it. If they join the SCO in the near future, this will benefit not only these states, but also the organization itself.