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Tragedy of Losing Persian in the Sub-continent

  Sunday, February 28, 2021

By Rafia Zakaria

IN or around the year 1210 a poet was born in the Persian city of Shiraz. Not unlike now, those years were a moment of transformation in the Muslim world. Mongol expansion had led to the fall of many cities and dynas...

Afghanistan's Quest for Sustainable Peace and Its Growing Ties with Sri Lanka

  Sunday, February 21, 2021
An AISS Senior Research Fellow, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka M. Ashraf Haidari discusses how the Taliban and their regional sponsor both spoil Afghanistan’s peace and undermine th...

Biden kills pipelines at home but promotes them for the Taliban

  Tuesday, February 09, 2021

By Michael Rubin

On his first day in office, President Biden canceled permits for the Keystone XL pipeline. Environmentalists and anti-fossil fuel activists s...

How Afghanistan can get benefit from One Belt, One Road Project?

  Saturday, January 30, 2021

By Dr. Sayed Yahya Akhlaqi 

There are more than two hundred nations whose flags fly outsides the UN headquarters. Every nation aspires to become a developed country but the reality is that there are only a few dozen nations...

The Retrenchment Syndrome: A Response to “Come Home, America?”

  Saturday, December 26, 2020

By H. R. McMaster

In the decades after the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, the simplistic but widely held belief that the war had been unjustifi...