The South Asia Channel

The Regional Roots of Kunduz’s Collapse

If an amalgamation of Taliban, Uzbek, Tajik, and other fighters are allowed to exist in the north, they may win over the support of local populations out of fear and hopelessness.

The South Asia Channel


Ashraf Ghani has a vision that could turn Central and South Asia into another East Asian Miracle.

The South Asia Channel

Kunduz City Falls

Security in Kunduz did not deteriorate overnight. For more than a decade, the NATO and Afghan government strategy in the province has been clumsy and largely ineffective.

Best Defense

The long-term dangers for Pakistan of believing in ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Taliban

As the Peshawar hospitals were still coping with casualties from an attack that left 132 school children dead, Pakistan’s military began carrying out revenge airstrikes on militant hideouts.

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