Recently, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced its spring offensive against the Pakistan Army. The TTP’s resurgence is leading to a sharp increase in terrorist activity in Pakistan. These developments, after the Taliban victory in August last year, have confounded many. While it was thought that the Taliban victory would unleash the brotherly relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan and ensure Pak’s strategic depth, the situation is far from Islamabad’s control. Harshit Kukreja talks to Shrey Khanna to discuss the TTP’s resurgence and the future of Afghanistan-Pakistan relations.
After 50 days of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the situation remains tense. The ISI-imposed interim government is struggling to provide political stability even as the humanitarian crisis worsens. As the interests of regional powers come into conflict in Afghanistan, what is likely to happen next? Arjun Gargeyas joins Anand Arni and Shrey Khanna to discuss the prospects of peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Check out our recent document on this topic: Taliban’s Afghanistan Takeover: Assessment of Regional Powers and Indian Interests.
Also, read Shrey’s article here: 2021 isn’t Pakistan’s 1971
RUSI’s recent report – Russia and Iran: Disappointed Friends of the Taliban?
With its chaotic exit from Afghanistan, the US finds itself in the same camp as the British in the early nineteenth century and the Soviets in the late twentieth century. The collapse of the US-backed government and the near-complete takeover by the Taliban has also created a vacuum of great power influence. What role can we expect Russia to play in Afghanistan in the near future? To discuss Moscow’s interests in Afghanistan, Aditya Pareek and Ruturaj Gowaikar speak to Ivan Klyszcz.
Ivan Klyszcz is a Junior Researcher at the University of Tartu in Estonia and Peace Fellow at the Åland Islands Peace Institute in Finland, his research focuses on the North Caucasus and Russia.
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