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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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PRESIDENT ERDOGAN SPEAKS TO PM KHAN

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called Prime Minister Imran Khan via telephone and discussed matters related to bilateral relations and regional issues with him. PM Imran Khan briefed the Turkish president of the current situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. They also discussed the Afghan crisis. Pakistani PM assured Erdogan of his full support for peace […]

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RUSSIA CONCERNED OVER AFGHANISTAN SITUATION: PUTIN

Russia says radical extremist organizations, including the ones pushed out from the Middle East, are stepping up their activities in Afghanistan. President Vladimir Putin said the situation in Afghanistan is of special concern to Russia. Speaking at the CICA summit in Tajikistan, Putin said Russia will assist the intra-Afghan dialogue in every possible way. He […]

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PAKISTAN WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY CONCILIATORY ROLE: FM QURESHI

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Pakistan will continue to play its conciliatory role in the Afghan peace process. Meeting Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman in Islamabad, Qureshi called for increasing cooperation between the two sides. Zaman hailed Pakistan’s efforts for the establishment of peace in war-torn Afghanistan. He was in Pakistan to […]

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TALIBAN DELEGATION TO VISIT MOSCOW AS PEACE PUSH GROWS

A Taliban delegation will visit Moscow to attend a ceremony marking diplomatic ties between Russia and Afghanistan. Officials said the Taliban will also hold informal talks with senior Afghan politicians on the peace process. The potential meeting comes during increased diplomatic efforts to revive talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah […]

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AFGHANS CALL FOR CEASEFIRE AS PEACE SUMMIT WRAPS UP

Afghan officials have called for a ceasefire as a huge summit on peace process concludes in Kabul. More than 3,000 leaders attended the 4-day grand assembly to discuss the possibility of peace with Taliban. Taliban did not attend the peace summit. Earlier, a German delegation discussed possibilities of a political settlement in Afghanistan with Taliban […]

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