Syed Fazl-e-Haider is a contributing analyst at South Asia desk of Wikistrat. He is a freelance columnist and the author of several books including the ‘Economic Development of Balochistan’.
Significant challenges remain to ensure long-awaited intra-Afghan peace talks produce a breakthrough in the decades-long conflict.
Analysis: The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan could see a proxy war emerge between India and Pakistan.
The Covid-19 pandemic and a spike in violence threaten to jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process.
The US is battling to salvage the Afghan peace process as violence, Covid-19 and internal political disputes threaten to derail the fragile agreement.
A large gathering held last month by the Tablighi Jamaat movement, together with lockdown violations by clerics and government incompetence, are being blamed for Pakistan's surge in Covid-19 cases.
The outbreak of coronavirus has affected a number of projects under China's BRI in a number of host countries, including Pakistan, Tajikistan and Bangladesh.
China sees strategically located Afghanistan as a bridge to help expand connectivity between East, South and Central Asian regions under its trillion dollar Belt and Road initiative.
What change has the US-led war brought in Afghanistan after a series of shock operations, heavy collateral damage and a cost of nearly $1 trillion in the past 18 years?