Articles Zafar Iqbal Yousafzai

The US Endgame in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s political and security situation is quite precarious given the intensity of Taliban advances, lack of progress in intra-Afghan talks, ...
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Palestinian Suffering

The ceasefire between Hamas and Israel brokered by Egypt, although violated within a few hours, holds so far. Indeed, the ...
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Has the US killed the peace process?

Afghanistan’s sputtering peace process effectively stalled following President Biden’s announcement of a delayed timetable for US troop withdrawal from the ...
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US Missteps in Afghanistan

History is poised to witness a second superpower’s exit from Afghanistan in four decades. Earlier this month, when US President ...
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Debunking China-Iran Comprehensive Agreement

Recently, China and Iran formally signed a 25-Year comprehensive cooperation agreement to boost their partnership. The agreement holds great significance ...
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The US Ambivalent Afghan Policy

Presently, Afghanistan’s history is once again witnessing an uncertain and bleak situation due to the changing dynamics of the war-torn ...
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Analyzing the Indian Strategy in Afghanistan

India since Nehru's time has been trying to put itself on the path of a major player in the region ...
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Barnett Rubin’s Open Letter to the Taliban: An Assessment

It’s almost been a year; the U.S. and Taliban signed an agreement in Doha to pave a way for a ...
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Future of Afghan Peace Process under President Biden

As the administration has changed in Washington, pundits see changes vis-à-vis the US policy towards different regions. The Afghanistan war ...
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Prospects of the Iran Nuclear Deal under Biden Administration

Iran nuclear program has been a key element of the United States’ Middle East policy. Being controversial for years, the ...
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