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10.04.2024 Abbas Hashemite

Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan in 2021 after the US withdrawal, the government has been struggling to gain international recognition. The United States and its Western allies, the self-proclaimed champions of human rights, have left the country in the lurch. The sanctions imposed by the West on Afghanistan are sparking a humanitarian crisis in the country. However, the West continues to penalize the people of Afghanistan through international institutions, while remaining oblivion to the plight of the people of the country…

20.03.2024 Taut Bataut

On 18th March 2024, Pakistan conducted airstrikes inside Afghanistan, targeting the sanctuaries of commanders of Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The attacks were conducted in retaliation to the suicide attack conducted on a military check post in North Waziristan, a Pakistani district located near the Pak-Afghan border, which resulted in the death of seven Pakistani soldiers. Pakistani officials have claimed the death of 8 terrorists in the retaliatory airstrikes…

15.03.2024 Madi Khalis Maalouf

The UN Security Council held its regular meeting on Afghanistan on 6 March. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Roza Otunbayeva, made a report and provided an update on political, humanitarian and human rights developments in the country since 1 December 2023. It is recalled that UNAMA’s mandate expires on 17 March this year. This fact has prompted the UN Security Council…

06.03.2024 Boris Kushhov

In 2023, Afghanistan experienced a limited return to economic growth and infrastructure development after several years of severing most existing ties. During the year, several significant international events occurred in Central Asia, resulting in increased global attention to the region, and a number of projects of Eurasian scale were initiated. At the end of 2023, it appears that there is a long-term interest from Afghanistan in participating in these projects…

01.03.2024 Taut Bataut

The United States emerged as the sole superpower of the world after the end of the Cold War. Contrary to its promise of an inclusive and peaceful world order, the US emerged as the key source of wars, conflicts, and instability around the world in this unipolar world. The United States’ unilateral decisions to wage wars on different countries, especially Iraq, and its involvement in spurring chaos in the Middle East deteriorated its image around the globe…

26.02.2024 Abbas Hashemite

The United Nations convened a conference of special envoys for Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar on 18-19th February 2024. The conference was headed by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. International envoys belonging to different nations around the world attended this conference. However, the Taliban*, who are the key stakeholders in Afghanistan, did not join the conference. The conference was convened to comply with the recommendations of Feridun Sinirlioglu, Special Coordinator of the United Nations in Afghanistan…

25.02.2024 Salman Rafi Sheikh

After a two-year respite, Washington seems to be coming ‘back’ to Afghanistan to primarily sabotage China’s inroads. In the second week of February, China received Afghanistan’s ambassador to China, signalling Beijing’s willingness to recognise the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. In late 2023, China also became the first country to appoint an ambassador to Afghanistan. These developments come against the backdrop of the success of the Taliban in ensuring that anti-China terror groups, i.e., the Islamic State – Khorasan (IS-K) and…

28.12.2023 Madi Khalis Maalouf

The Pakistani leadership’s decision to deport hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees back to Afghanistan has revealed the United States’ disdain for those it called partners more than two years ago. On October 3, Pakistani authorities announced their decision to sent Afghan refugees home, including those who immigrated here in the 1980s, lived in the country for some decades of their lives and have already integrated into Pakistani life with nothing in Afghanistan. October 31 was set as the deadline for voluntary departure from Pakistan. Those who do not leave the country…

22.12.2023 Dmitry Sinelnikov

In the period from November 27 to 28, 2023, the 11th meeting of the Herat Security Dialogue was held in the capital of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. The event was organized by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), which was relocated to the UK after the Taliban came to power in 2021. It is worth noting that Tajikistan has become the venue for the international conference on Afghan issues for the second year in a row. The event was attended by more than 150 people, including foreign experts, former politicians, representatives of international organizations…

18.12.2023 Taut Bataut

A few months back, Pakistan’s caretaker government ordered all undocumented immigrants, with a primary focus on the estimated 1.7 million Afghan nationals, to leave the country voluntarily by November 1, 2023, or face deportation. This decision sparked international attention due to its potential humanitarian and bilateral consequences. The UNHCR reports that nearly four million Afghan refugees reside in Pakistan, and approximately 700,000 arrived after the Taliban’s return to power. Of these, 1.7 million are deemed to be in Pakistan illegally, living with minimal legal protection…

13.12.2023 Abbas Hashemite

The ever-evolving world structure is, currently, seeing transformation from a unipolar to a multipolar world order. This transformation is caused by numerous factors which range from the failure of the UN to the military interventions and the unilateral decisions of the US in different global issues. Since the end of World War 2, the US has been responsible for almost 81 percent of global wars. Moreover, it has been the sole superpower of the world since the culmination of the Cold War. The United States has invaded several countries around the world in quest of its strategic and…

12.11.2023 Abbas Hashemite

Recently, the Pakistan government ordered non-registered migrants and refugees to leave the country voluntarily before 1st November. After the deadline, the Law Enforcement Agencies are forcefully expelling the illegal migrants from Pakistan. Afghani refugees are the most affected by this move, as Pakistan is home to almost 1.7 million Afghan refugees. Government officials hold that this policy will be executed in phases. Many analysts inside and outside the country are opposing this move by the government, considering it a violation of International Law…