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S. Mudassir Ali Shah

Siege of Ghazni

Siege of Ghazni

Trump’s South Asia strategy has gone awry in Afghanistan. Published Aug 19, 2018 07:20am
Hell on earth

Hell on earth

Civilians have taken the brunt of the assaults in Afghanistan. Published Aug 05, 2018 07:27am
Glimmer of hope

Glimmer of hope

Before Dostum can prop up the head of state, he will have to clear his own name. Published Jul 26, 2018 05:57am
Tragedy in Kabul

Tragedy in Kabul

These are deadly times for Afghan journalists. Updated May 03, 2018 12:08pm
A damp squib

A damp squib

The Taliban are not ready for direct talks with Kabul. Published Apr 01, 2018 06:49am
A gory Nauroze

A gory Nauroze

IS is seeking to sow divisions between Sunnis and Shias. Updated Mar 24, 2018 09:33am
Ghani’s initiative

Ghani’s initiative

How the rebels will respond to Ghani’s offer remains to be seen. Published Mar 02, 2018 06:59am
A rare overture

A rare overture

The Afghan Taliban’s propaganda has evolved. Published Feb 19, 2018 07:27am
Dangerous gamble

Dangerous gamble

Restrictions on Pakistan won’t halt attacks in Afghanistan. Published Jan 11, 2018 07:11am
Election in limbo

Election in limbo

Afghanistan requires a smooth transition. Published Dec 17, 2017 07:29am
Winning strategy?

Winning strategy?

The way forward in Afghanistan remains blurred. Published Aug 23, 2017 07:18am
McCain’s formula

McCain’s formula

Will his proposal turn the Afghan tide? Published Aug 13, 2017 07:27am
A gathering storm

A gathering storm

The Dostum episode reflects the growing crisis in Kabul. Published Jul 20, 2017 07:13am
Setback to peace

Setback to peace

Pouring more troops into Afghanistan will not work. Published Jul 02, 2017 04:12am
Kabul in a fix

Kabul in a fix

More boots on the ground will set back progress. Updated Jul 24, 2017 09:33am
Border flare-up

Border flare-up

Kabul should know that trust is a two-way street. Updated May 10, 2017 03:33am
Balkh bloodbath

Balkh bloodbath

The raid will demoralise the troops. Published Apr 25, 2017 06:59am
Spoiler-in-chief

Spoiler-in-chief

The US should have attended the latest Afghan peace talks. Published Apr 16, 2017 06:59am
Bait-and-switch?

Bait-and-switch?

The fencing project is going to be a Herculean task. Updated Apr 03, 2017 01:37pm
Fall of Sangin

Fall of Sangin

The district is one of Afghanistan’s deadliest battlefields. Published Mar 26, 2017 07:00am