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Rustam Shah Mohmand

Rustam Shah Mohmand is a specialist of Afghanistan and Central Asian Affairs. He has served as Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan and also held position of Chief Commissioner Refugees for a decade.

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Are Doha Talks Stalled?

The last round of talks between Taliban representatives and the US lasted more than 12 long days in Doha. There was no breakthrough but both sides at the end of the marathon meeting knew exactly each other’s position on some of the more contentious issues.

March 28, 2019

Pulwama cannot define Pak-India dynamics

In the eternally sour relations between India and Pakistan, voices of sanity have been repeatedly drowned out by the noise of populists pandering to powerful lobbies on both sides of the divide.

March 10, 2019

Pak-India relations take a nosedive

The suicide attack on paramilitary troops in Pulwama in south Kashmir was the deadliest in years, with 44 soldiers killed and dozens injured when a terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a convoy of paramilitary troops.

February 18, 2019

Intra-Afghan talks in Moscow

A long awaited interaction between the Taliban and their Afghan adversaries began in Russia, in a development that might prove to be the harbinger of a more focused and productive engagement, perhaps even an eventual grand reconciliation.

February 09, 2019