Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022

The Fall of Kabul to Taliban


Fahim Dashty represented the Afghan national resistance that fought Taliban

September 18, 2021 7:22 am

He said: ‘If we die in resistance, it is a win for us. History will write about us as people who stood for their country till the end of time’

This 20-year-old Afghan girl has a strong message for the Taliban: 'You will never win'

August 28, 2021 10:09 am

"It is such a bad feeling to see that you are landless, your country is without a government, [being run by] a handful of people who are akin to animals"

Taliban war chest: How drugs funded the Taliban's 20-year war with US

August 27, 2021 2:12 pm

Where did the Taliban find funds to sustain themselves over a two-decade war with the US? With the Americans gone and the Afghan opposition collapsed, what military assets do the Taliban have?

The American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the sins of empire

August 22, 2021 8:37 am

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: Fundamentalism draws its motivating energy from cultivating grievance against imperial hierarchies. The US management of the withdrawal will give fillip to fundamentalism’s deepest psychological impulses.

On women's rights, can the Taliban pass the scripture test?

August 21, 2021 7:55 am

S Y Quraishi writes: Islamic tenets prescribe equality for women. Unfortunately, Muslims often violate them.

Explained: Who are the new rulers of Afghanistan?

August 24, 2021 9:39 am

Military victory is theirs, the Taliban will now seek to build a government — and here, negotiations and accommodation may have a bigger role to play. Who are the men to watch out for in the coming weeks?

Explained: Anthem to unite falls silent

August 24, 2021 9:39 am

In Afghanistan, where ethnic faultlines run deep and come in the way of nation-building, the Taliban takeover raises questions, especially on the future of the not-so-dominant groups.

Explained: A look at Pakistan's long relationship with the Taliban

August 24, 2021 9:43 am

Many in Afghanistan and India see Pakistan's hand in the Taliban seizure of Kabul. A look at Pakistan's long relationship with the Taliban, and how its proxy victory in Afghanistan raises new concerns in India.

Taliban has taken Kabul. Delhi must watch, not pronounce doom

August 18, 2021 6:41 pm

C Raja Mohan writes: For a patient, open-minded and active India, there will be no dearth of balancing opportunities in Afghanistan.

An Expert Explains | Afghanistan crisis: What Kabul means in Delhi

August 24, 2021 9:48 am

The Taliban have seized Kabul. What explains the capitulation of the US and Afghan forces? And what should India do in this crisis, given its past reluctance to talk with the Taliban?