Trump’s Afghanistan policy significantly different from Obama’s thinking

The  president of United States Donald Trump announced his administration’s Afghanistan policy recently. Cut through his language and pomposity, the policy is abundantly clear: send more American troops to Afghanistan, put ‘extreme’ pressure on Pakistan and, to accomplish this, seek India’s help.  In the process, what is apparent is that…

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Young Afghans being trafficked to Pakistan to learn ways of Taliban: NYT report

Kabul: Police in Afghanistan`s eastern Ghazni province have revealed that young Afghans are being taken illegally to Pakistan`s south western Baluchistan province to study in religious seminaries or madrassas to learn the ways of the Taliban. According to a New York Times (NYT) report, the objective this secret exercise is…

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SAHR Bureau Member Jatin Desai writes on his experiences in Kabul and the outcome of the meetings held by the Peace Mission and Dialogue organised by SAHR and AWEC

WOMEN FACING PROBLEMS, BUT ARE RISING IN AFGHANISTAN Afghanistan is changing and changing for good. This is the impression I got during my recent visit to Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to attend a seminar on Dialogue among the Civil Society Representatives of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan, organised by South Asians for…

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