The author is Research Associate working for VIF India, a Delhi based think tank. He researches on the Af-Pak region and his writings have appeared in CSIS, The National Interest, The Interpreter and South China Morning Post, among others.
Talking to the Taliban: challenges for Kabul
The Taliban wants to turn a stalemate into its favour after Washington declared a time-bound approach to a settlement.
Could Hanif Atmar become the next President of Afghanistan?
Seen as a cleanskin, Atmar would have a colossal job to convince international donors to keep up support.