As Afghan peace talks continue, optimism is belayed by concerns over the potential problems that might arise from the male-dominated negotiations.
In response to a months-long string of terrorist attacks, the Pakistani government recently announced its new counter-terrorism strategy, Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. Nabil Bhatia analyzes the operation, highlights its successes as well as possible areas of improvement.
The Afghan government controls less than 60% of the nation’s territory. Nabil Bhatia analyzes the regional security implications of Afghanistan’s diminishing security force and the resurgence of terrorist groups within the country.
As a result of increased political instability in Afghanistan, a window of opportunity has opened for ISIS. Pierre Olivier-Bussieres asseses the conditions Afghanistan has provided for ISIS to successfully operate within the region.
The decision to endure the fight in Afghanistan was difficult for Canada to make, and this country did so at a relatively substantial cost. Jayson Derow discusses the triumphs of the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan and why a sustained commitment of troops is needed in order to ensure the success of Canada’s three signature projects.
In his article, John Pollock unravels the role of the main actors involved in the war in Afghanistan, by analyzing the ebbs and flows of the diplomatic relationship between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, India and Pakistan.