Great Games

News 12.10.2021

Twenty years after they were ousted from power by US-led forces, the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan in August, in a blitz that took the world by surprise. This time they were fighting not the US-led Nato forces, but the Afghan National Defence Security Forces (ANDSF), as the US and allied forces were preparing to leave under an agreement signed between the Taliban and the US in February 2020. The Nato allies of the US were not party to the negotiation, nor did they set the deadline for the departure of forces. (Read More)

The ISI‘s close links with the insurgency in Afghanistan were not limited to giving sanctuary to the insurgents and giving them financial aid, military training and weapons. There are instances to show that Pakistani Army personnel even directly participated in the insurgency against the Afghan government. (Read More)


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