The Remains of the War

S Prasannarajan

They tell a depressing story about the moral emptiness of power

Hazaras, the Most Unloved, Marginalised People of Afghanistan

Those who have fled the Taliban regime recall the trauma of exclusion, disclose worst fears for those left behind

Will the Taliban Change?

Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin, meanwhile, stated that the Taliban’s success should inspire the Kashmir movement

Chaos in Kabul

While the termination of a “forever war” was necessary, it should have been preceded by a conscious policy of empowering the Ashraf Ghani government and the Afghan National Army

The Quiet Unamerican

Biden’s Out-of-Afghanistan is a crime against civilisation

We can’t do business with Taliban, say India-funded Salma Dam builders

Several companies are tight-lipped about their pending projects in Afghanistan to protect the lives of their employees

Fearing for her life, Afghan TV anchor wants to leave Afghanistan

Shabnam Khan Dawaran, whose video exposing the Taliban went viral, says she continues to receive death threats

The Temptations of History

Afghanistan was never a viable nation-state and is unlikely to be one in future. The roots of the Afghan chaos are to be found in the country’s divisions

The Emirate of Hate

Rooted in the medieval mindset of the barely lettered, the Taliban draw their staying power from the coalition of clans, ready supplies of cash and a cosiness provided by a mindful neighbour


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