Future of Pakistan-Taliban Relationship: Are the Tides...

Pakistan wanted an ally on its west border that can oppose India and anti-Pakistan elements. Afghan Taliban being the ideologically driven faction emerged as indirectly favoring Pakistan. Though most of the Taliban are ethnic Pashtun, their ethnicity has never taken over their ideological identity, so in both respects, the Taliban were less detrimental to Pakistan’s security challenges.

India’s Dilemma in the Indo-Pacific Theater

India with its leverage lost in Afghanistan is reportedly considering to reopen its embassy in Kabul. This comes at a time when India is seeking its role in Afghanistan; either through ‘Asia-Pacific’ group – 18th Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministers’ meeting, or through United States-led initiatives, such as Quad.

Iqbal – The Idea of Sovereign...

Islam to Iqbal was a philosophical ethos, more than a mere religion confined to the individual sphere. Thus, he spoke both in terms of the individual and the collective – framed in the concept of the Ummah.

Kashmir – The Geoeconomic Trends

Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; – the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!                        -Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities The French slogan of “liberty, equality, and fraternity” has been adopted by many nations as an ideal. B.R. Ambedkar, the Chairman of […]