In August 2021, when the Afghan Taliban captured Kabul and established a government there, many serious observers expressed the view that the durability of this regime will depend on Taliban’s capacity and ability to contain the violence within the borders of Afghanistan. The Taliban lacked expertise and capacity to effectively deal with violence within Afghan […] The post Islamabad Wants To Keep Options Open With Both Taliban And The United States appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Afghanistan has been in the global limelight for the past couple of centuries owing to its unique geopolitical position. From the 19th century ‘Great Game’ between the British and Russian empires to the 20th century Cold War between the US and USSR, Afghanistan remained epicenter of global politics due to ‘Afghan jihad’ which ended with […] The post A History Of Chaotic Politics In Afghanistan appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
I was a young graduate student in England when the Cuban Missile Crisis erupted and brought the world to the brink of nuclear catastrophe. It was almost exactly 60 years ago in October 1962 that deadly fear gripped the world. The Soviet Union had surreptitiously stored nuclear ballistic missiles in Cuba, a mere 90 miles […] The post Is Our World Facing Threat Of Nuclear Conflict? appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.