Around May 21, the Afghan intelligence arrested a senior Taliban commander moments after he crossed the border from Iran to Afghanistan. The smooth capture stunned the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force (IRGC-QF), which until now has not faced difficulties in transporting Taliban fighters across the border. The arrest did…

Since July 2020, India has been grappling with a spate of stories that reveal a disturbing pattern: Indian soldiers staging fake gun battles to kill random Kashmiri men, collect prize money, and then bury the bodies in swelling mass graves. …

Courtesy: Hilal Magazine of Pakistan Armed Forces, which published this graphic design with this article in December 2018.

ABOUT THIS ARTICLE | Today, 16 December 2020, is the 49th anniversary of one of the worst humiliations in Pakistani history, when Pakistani officers surrendered to victorious Indian officers and proxy Bengali insurgents in the city of Dhaka, in what on that day still was East Pakistan, before becoming the…

Few people know that India introduced state-sponsored terrorism and non-state conflict, also known as war by proxy, to South Asia, much in the same way that New Delhi introduced nuclear weapons to the region.
These measures were India’s disproportionate responses to the conflict over Kashmir with Pakistan. That conflict was…

India has sold its illegal annexation of Kashmir to the world in August 2019 as a move to end conflict and achieve peace. Senior Indian officials and diplomats have been at pains to explain to a worried international community that restrictions and the world’s longest lockdown in the territory will…

Foreign Ministers of 57 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) pose for a group photo at the end of the two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Niger, Nov. 28, 2020. [Photo credit: OIC Media, www.oic-oci-org]

The most important challenge for Indian diplomacy on the festering conflict in Kashmir is to ensure that it is not raised at any forum outside India. …

President Trump poses for a photo with key Arab and Muslim allies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2017. Photo courtesy Manyika Review.

He improved America’s ties with traditional Cold War allies in the Muslim world, pushed Arab-Israel peace forward for the first time in quarter-century, did not start new American wars in Arab and Muslim-majority regions, and made progress on Afghanistan and Iran.

This is an impressive laundry list of achievements for a first-time president and a first-time politician. In just four years.

President Donald J. Trump impressed everyone with his come-from-behind election victory in 2016 (I was not surprised because I was then the only TV talk show host in Pakistan’s noisy…

For peace in this critical region, India and Pakistan must end Kashmir conflict. India’s annexation of Kashmir on 5 August 2019 is a watershed. On this first anniversary, in this final part in the series, Ahmed Quraishi explores opportunities to end this intractable conflict.

US President Donald Trump’s offer to…

For peace in this critical region, India and Pakistan must end Kashmir conflict. India’s annexation of Kashmir on 5 August 2019 is a watershed. On this first anniversary, in this second part in the series, Ahmed Quraishi explores global reactions.

Who could have thought that India would see the day…

For peace in a critical region, India and Pakistan must end Kashmir conflict. This series explores some ideas on the occasion of the first anniversary of India’s annexation of Kashmir.

India’s credentials as a responsible member of the international community faced a serious challenge in 2019, and continue to do…

Ahmed Quraishi

Journalist. National security, human rights, crisis communication. Keywords: brief & sharp. www.linkedin.com/in/ahmedquraishi

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