South Asia and Beyond

Will Afghanistan’s Long Delayed Peace Ever Arrive?

 Will Afghanistan’s Long Delayed Peace Ever Arrive?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a video-conference with Taliban spokesperson Mullah Baradar. Source: Twitter

The last obstacle to direct dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban were removed after the Loya Jirga called by President Ashraf Ghani, called for the release of ‘hard core’ Taliban prisoners...Read More

Ashwin Ahmad

Traveller, bibliophile and wordsmith with a yen for international relations. A journalist and budding author of short fiction, life is a daily struggle to uncover the latest breaking story while attempting to be Hemingway in the self-same time. Focussed especially on Europe and West Asia, discussing Brexit, the Iran crisis and all matters related is a passion that endures to this day. Believes firmly that life without the written word is a life best not lived. That’s me, Ashwin Ahmad.