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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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The resurgence of Daesh, and what it means for Afghanistan 

Daesh, the brutal militant outfit that had been nearly dismantled in 2017 in Syria and Iraq has reared its ugly head again.

May 31, 2020

Spike in Afghanistan violence derails coronavirus containment efforts

The fragility of institutions in war torn Afghanistan was exposed once more in recent days as horrific cases of violence were reported from across the country. The brutal attacks which have shaken up the world left dozens dead and wounded, including women and newborn babies.

May 13, 2020

Nightmare ahead for Afghanistan if restrictions not imposed on gatherings

While the conflict continues in Afghanistan, another invisible enemy is just around the corner. The pandemic is slowly making inroads into urban centres.

April 28, 2020