Hamid Karzai

Can China stabilise AfPak?

To be successful, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) needs a stable Afghanistan and normalisation of India-Pakistan links to achieve its potential.  The eruption of a war of words between Afghanistan and Pakistan is seen as a setback to the peace process between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban. Though it was Afghanistan which took the […]

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Unnatural selection

The US tried and failed to choose and protect ‘suitable’ leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan. India must not repeat this mistake. In Afghanistan, with election results being contested as “a coup against [the] people”, it took an emergency intervention by US Secretary of State John Kerry to broker a tenuous settlement between rival candidates Dr […]

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