KASHMIR AND NORTHERN EPIRUS: A COMPARATIVE LOOK

The Muslim-majority Kashmir region has embroiled India and Pakistan in conflict since they won their independence from British colonial rule in 1947. With the two countries fighting in three subsequent wars over Kashmir, each control a portion of the region, although the overwhelming majority in the Indian administered region want to leave the Indian Union […]

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AFGHANISTAN IN FOCUS – PART THREE: OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND ‘THE THIRD GREAT GAME’

Before reading further, be sure to backtrack to Part One and Part Two first! The PDPA government would last three more years until the so-called betrayal of Abdul Rashid Dostum, general of the Afghan armed forces, who allied himself with the insurgent organization Shura-e Nazar, which would lead to the capitulation of the government in early 1992 […]

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AFGHANISTAN IN FOCUS – PART ONE: ‘THE GREAT GAME’ AND THE SAUR REVOLUTION

A quick Google Images search with the word Afghanistan will immediately yield results of unexploded bombs, local armed groups, foreign soldiers and/or maps that help us locate where the latest catastrophe mentioned in the news occurred. 18 years of continuous war with the United States adds to the internal complexities of the country, complexities that we can trace from the Soviet Union’s intervention in the country that began 40 years ago and would last for ten.

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Afghanistan in Focus: Decline of US Hegemony and the emergence of the multipolar world order – An Introduction

The strategic location of Afghanistan at the foot of the Hindu Kush and being the entry point that connects Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East together, has meant the country has always been the centre of imperial conquest and rivalry. Despite many great empires reaching Afghanistan, including the Persians, Greeks, British, Russians and Americans, all have struggled or failed to subjugate the Afghans, giving the country a fierce reputation as being “unconquerable.“

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