Opinions




Role of Parliaments in engaging Afghanistan in Central Asian Cooperation Frameworks

  Monday, October 15, 2018

By Abdul Basir Azimi

Is Afghanistan a part of South Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East or a part of all of them? The historical relationship between Herat, Balkh Samarkand, Bokhara and Merv (or Merw) and biographies of the figures like Amir Ali Sher-Nawaie, Nasir Khosr...

Can Saudi Arabia play peacemaker in Afghanistan?

  Saturday, October 06, 2018

By Rupert Stone 

The Saudis are making moves in Afghanistan, courting the Taliban and trying to cement its role as a dealmaker. Will Saudi's vested interests trump its role as a mediator?

What are prospects of limited engagement between Iran, US in Afghanistan?

  Thursday, September 27, 2018

By Mohsen Shariatinia

The administration of US President Donald Trump has in recent months increased its efforts to advance the peace process in Afghanistan. To this end, and for the first time ever, the United States has entered into direct n...

Polarization of International Politics on Conflict Resolution in Afghanistan

  Saturday, August 25, 2018

By Dr. Yaqub Ibrahimi

The conflict of Afghanistan has polarized the international politics. The government of Afghanistan and the Taliban have developed separate and contradicting scenarios for ending the conflict. The United States and m...

Negotiations with the Taliban Won’t Give Afghanistan What it Needs

  Saturday, August 18, 2018

By Ioannis Koskinas

Afghanistan’s experiment with communism ended with the country’s destruction between 1978 and 1992. The short-lived mujahedeen government and Afghan civil war phase ended in 1996, with...