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Analytical Assessment of the Taliban: From Theory to Practice

Analytical Assessment of the Taliban: From Theory to Practice

Written by: Mohammad Moheq* Download the report     The Taliban Ideology One characteristic that distinguishes the Taliban from other Muslim extremist groups is the ambiguity of the group’s theoretical
Afghan participants: “Pakistan hasn’t changed its policies towards Afghanistan for decades. A more evolved relationship is needed.”

Afghan participants: “Pakistan hasn’t changed its policies towards Afghanistan for decades. A more evolved relationship is needed.”

In our continued series of Track II dialogues between Afghanistan and Pakistan, hosted the Heart of Asia Society and Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, participants raised the issues of humanitarian
Webinar: Lessons learned on past Afghan peacemaking attempts

Webinar: Lessons learned on past Afghan peacemaking attempts

Webinar: Lessons learned on past Afghan peacemaking
Dialogue Participants: “clear divide” in “opinion, concerns, and approach” among global partners

Dialogue Participants: “clear divide” in “opinion, concerns, and approach” among global partners

During a Track II dialogue, hosted by the Heart of Asia Society and Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies on Sep. 28th, participants from Afghanistan, the region, and around the
Afghanistan – What lies ahead?

Afghanistan – What lies ahead?

On August 15th, the Taliban swept into power by taking control of the capital Kabul. After 20 years of fighting the former government and international forces, the Taliban has effectively
No more time “to wait and see.” The global community must act in a “unified” voice now.

No more time “to wait and see.” The global community must act in a “unified” voice now.

We are releasing this statement, reiterating the calls for an urgent and unified voice of the international community to engage and support an inclusive national government in
Seize this moment. Give negotiations a real chance.

Seize this moment. Give negotiations a real chance.

Like many across Afghanistan and the world, we have been alarmed by the rapidly unfolding events in Afghanistan. We have been stunned by the sudden and unexpected collapse of the
Taking power militarily has no domestic and international legitimacy

Taking power militarily has no domestic and international legitimacy

During a track II dialogue, between Afghan & Pakistani former diplomats & experts, hosted by Heart of Asia Society & Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, both sides acknowledged that maintaining
Afghanistan-India Relations: Delhi’s role in the Afghan Peace Process

Afghanistan-India Relations: Delhi’s role in the Afghan Peace Process

In a Track 2 dialogue, hosted by the Heart of Asia Society and VIF India , participants examined the two countries’ bilateral relations & acknowledged the absence of India in