Rupert Stone is an Istanbul-based freelance journalist working on South Asia and the Middle East.
Experts tell TRT World that Beijing will adopt a careful approach to economic engagement with Afghanistan.
Beijing’s preeminent concern is unrest in neighbouring Afghanistan could have a detrimental impact on its economic interests in the region.
In addition to more widespread availability and higher purity, the pandemic has pushed the narcotics trade to become more creative in its distribution.
A large meth industry has rapidly emerged that could eventually rival the country’s massive opium trade, adding yet another dimension to Afghanistan’s spiralling drug crisis.
The Afghan Taliban's relationship with the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan could come to an impasse as the peace process matures in Afghanistan.
The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged economies globally, but Pakistan has been on the receiving end of a boom that could continue until the end of this year.
The reported deal between the two countries has been overstated, and its motives misunderstood.
Reports that the Russians put out hits on US personnel in Afghanistan should be treated with caution.
Iran has limited influence over the Taliban and little to gain from prolonging the war.
China's increased power and influence has primarily come through economic means, but the rising power might be forced to change its approach.
Beijing is often accused of using loans to entrap economically vulnerable countries, but on closer inspection, it doesn't come across as a predatory lender.
Pakistani officials and Kashmiris have slammed the notion that an 'Israel Model' be applied in Kashmir saying it only confirms the true nature of India's recent actions in Kashmir.
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