India’s Fears of a Taliban-Kashmiri Alliance Are Unfounded

India’s Fears of a Taliban-Kashmiri Alliance Are Unfounded

The Taliban is doing everything in its power to rehabilitate its international image and appears to keenly understand that its prior hosting of various armed groups that fought against other countries was the single-greatest reason why it was ostracized by the international community. Some Indian commentators are fearful of a potential Taliban-Kashmiri alliance after one…

Taliban Victory May Strengthen Pakistan in Dispute for Kashmir

Taliban Victory May Strengthen Pakistan in Dispute for Kashmir

In recent weeks, several debates have been held about Afghanistan. The security crisis, the rise of the Taliban and the defeat of the US are issues that have caught the attention of experts. However, some aspects have been ignored, such as the effects of the Afghan crisis in other parts of the Asian continent. In…

India Has Very Limited Security Options for Ensuring Its Interests in Afghanistan

India Has Very Limited Security Options for Ensuring Its Interests in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s lightning-fast takeover of Afghanistan in the wake of the US’ full military withdrawal by September 11th presents certain security concerns for India, but the South Asian state only has very limited options for ensuring its relevant interests, none of which credibly involve any conventional military involvement contrary to widespread speculation about this scenario….

On Pakistan’s Current Foreign Policy Course

On Pakistan’s Current Foreign Policy Course

The recent attention to Pakistan in describing aspects of the current stage of the Global Game is understandable. As one of the two “de facto” nuclear powers (along with India, Israel’s status, in this case, being labeled “volatile,” Pakistan occupies quite a distinctive place at the world’s gaming table, specifically, in the format of the…

Eastern [African] Exposure: Ethiopia, Ethnicity, and other Kindling for Tigray’s Backstory

Eastern [African] Exposure: Ethiopia, Ethnicity, and other Kindling for Tigray’s Backstory

There’s a whole mess of bloody messes around the world that few Americans care about. In fact, they could form a whole category of conflict labeled: “Top Ten Violent Hot Spots You’ve Never Heard Of (But Should Have).” The list might include, for starters, Nigeria’s resource war between herders and farmers (six times deadlier than…

Western Sahara Is Extremely Important For The Anti-Imperialist Cause

Western Sahara Is Extremely Important For The Anti-Imperialist Cause

Most folks never heard about Western Sahara until Trump unilaterally recognized Morocco’s claims to this disputed region of the Maghreb last week in exchange for it agreeing to a peace deal with “Israel”, but it’s actually extremely important for the anti-imperialist cause since its standing is similar to Palestine and Kashmir’s in the eyes of…