November 2015




Kabul Appreciates Russian Support of Peace Process in Afghanistan

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kabul appreciates Russian support for its peace-building process and for the Afghan government’s fight against terrorism, Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, the speaker of the upper house of Afghan parliament, said Tuesday. “All the events that have occurred over the past 13-14…



Afghanistan presses for operationalisation of SPA

Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday pressed for operationalising the four-year-old India-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Pact (SPA), in which defence cooperation is a major component. Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekamat Karzai said a meeting between the National Security…




The Economics of Syrian Refugees

By John Cassidy In the wake of last Friday’s attacks on Paris, much has been written about Syrian refugees, and the (remote) possibility that ISIS-affiliated jihadis might slip into the United States among the ten…