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Abubakar Siddique

Afghanistan Betting on Transit Corridor to Europe via Caucasus

Eurasia has no shortage of ambitious, difficult-to-implement transit route projects in the...

Afghanistan: Making a Case for Addressing the Pashtun Question

For more than a century, British colonial writings have been the main...

Taliban Infighting Escalating In Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Taliban organizations in Pakistan and Afghanistan are undergoing unprecedented divisions that...

Explainer: The Afghan Public Protection Force

Time is running out for companies operating in Afghanistan to make the...

Islamization A Catch-22 For Pakistani Military

Muhammad Akram Afridi witnessed a transformation during his 28 years in the...

Pakistan: Armed With Power, Perks, And Privileges

It has been a turbulent month for the Pakistani military....

Lack Of Trust Among Afghans Is Major Stumbling Block To Peace Talks

Lack of trust is emerging as the No. 1 problem as Afghan...

Picking Up The Pieces Following Kandahar Offensive

Abdul Wahid, a young farmer in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar Province, has mixed...

Afghans Feel Pinch Of Iranian-Border Fuel Blockade

Afghans are grappling with rising fuel prices and dwindling supplies in the...

IMU's Evolution Branches Back To Central Asia

A decade after its debut on the terrorism scene in the Pamirs...

Western Media Getting Afghanistan Wrong

KABUL -- Behind the high walls of Kabul's tightly guarded government offices...

Western Withdrawal Date Brings Old Debate On Islamic Law Into Focus

Nine years after the toppling of their hard-line regime, the Taliban are...

Karzai Aide Scandal Underscores Afghan Anticorruption Failures

For years, Mohammad Zia Salehi managed to keep a low profile, even...

Taliban Violence Creating Social Revolution Among Pashtuns

Fifty-three-year-old Abdul Ahad Helmandwal is accustomed to being the go-to guy in...

US Push To Blacklist Taliban Networks Could Reap Little Reward

The administration of US President Barack Obama is reportedly considering blacklisting major...

Departure Of A Trusted US Commander Leaves Afghans Even More Uncertain

As General Stanley McChrystal, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan,...

As Afghan Opium Blight Spreads, Farmers' Lives Wilt

LASHKAR GAH -- Aziz Ahmad is a deeply worried man. With two...

Pakistani Military Faces Decision On North Waziristan

One of Pakistan's most wanted militant leaders is back. And with the...

Dogged By Security Failings, Karzai Seeks Reelection

With Hamid Karzai's presidential term set to end next year, the deteriorating...

Obama's 'Fresh Start' In Afghanistan, Pakistan Faces Many Challenges

The fight against militant extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan is one of...

Pursuit Of Elusive Peace Could Drive Afghan Government, Taliban To The Table

The brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has returned from a visit...

Pakistan: Lawyers' Leader Demands Independent Judiciary

Tens of thousands of protesting Pakistani lawyers and their supporters are marching...

Pakistan: Radio Free Afghanistan -- Al-Qaeda Regroup Poses Dual Threat

The attempted reopening today in Islamabad of the Red Mosque complex that...

Afghanistan: The Government Seeks Stability via Dialogue with Enemies

If you can't beat them, talk to them: Afghanistan's embattled government is...

The Pace of "Talibanization" Appears to Accelerate in Pakistani Tribal Areas

The pace of the "Talibanization" in Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan appears...

Afghan Refugees Reluctant to Leave Pakistan

As he prepared to return to his homeland after 15 years as...

Pakistan's Afghanistan Dilemma

Many of Pakistan's anomalies are evident in its sprawling capital, Islamabad –...