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CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adnan Qaiser, a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines Afghanistan’s challenges corresponding to the recently held Brussels aid conference. They say if you find yourself fallen into a pit, the first thing to do is stop digging. Afghanistan has long been an abyss, owing to the lack of vision and political insight from both itself…
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CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adnan Qaiser, a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines the future of Afghanistan after the stalled Afghan talks under the quadrilateral framework. A treadmill can never get you to your destination; intra-​Afghan dialogue has been one such process, as shown by the Taliban’s refusal to join peace-​talks and President Ashraf Ghani’s rejection to seek neighbouring…
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CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adnan Qaiser, a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, explores the prospects for peace in Afghanistan. What remains static while travelling around the globe? The dispiriting peace pursuit in Afghanistan, which has become a joke after more than 12 international conferences – including in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Norway, China, and Pakistan – failed to resolve the…
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William Maley from Australian National University recently wrote a piece on post-​NATO Afghanistan in ASPI’s The Strategist blog. We are pleased to have permission to repost it here on the CDA Institute Blog: The Forum. The political and military environment in Afghanistan remains extremely challenging. While recent international attention has been drawn to the rise of the ‘Islamic State’ group in Iraq and Syria and by the Greek financial crisis,…
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CDA Institute Analyst Lindsay Coombs examines Canada’s response to both Al Qaeda and ISIS. Since the summer of 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-​Sham (ISIS) has become a primary focal point of international attention and political debate. News headlines, posts on social media, and scholarly articles depicting the brutality of this group are almost commonplace. At present, ISIS is famous for its slick, Hollywood style productions which display the…
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