Articles By Manish Rai

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano waiting to Erupt

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano waiting to Erupt

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2022

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an indefinite ceasefire to facilitate peace talks being brokered by the Afghan Taliban. But there have been regular clashes between TTP...

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Al-Qaeda Still Potent

Al-Qaeda Still Potent

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Sep , 2022

With the recent killing of Al-Qaeda (AQ) chief Ayman al-Zawahri in Afghan capital Kabul a lot of speculation is generated on the future of this terror outfit. Some analysts even going to the...

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India Can Have Working Relations With Taliban

India Can Have Working Relations With Taliban

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2022

Recently India has reinvented its engagement policy with the Taliban. As in the first week of June, a high-level Indian diplomatic delegation led by Shri J P Singh, Joint Secretary in the...

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Resistance Have Presence in Most Parts of Afghanistan- NRF

Resistance Have Presence in Most Parts of Afghanistan- NRF

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jun , 2022

Recently there has been intense fighting between the Taliban forces and NRF guerillas in and around Panjshir and Andarab valley in North Afghanistan. NRF claimed to have inflicted heavy...

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Taliban on the Verge of an Inhouse Fight

Taliban on the Verge of an Inhouse Fight

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2022

The Taliban now has firm control over Afghanistan. At this point in time, the Taliban have no opponents capable of undermining their positions in terms of military, political, or even economic...

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Imran Khan Just a Bunch of Lies and Disappointments

Imran Khan Just a Bunch of Lies and Disappointments

By: Manish Rai | Date: 09 Apr , 2022

In 2018, Pakistan witnessed the rise of new celebrity Prime Minister Imran Khan who vowed to halt dynastic politics, end corruption and boost the economy. Common Pakistanis especially the youths...

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Balochistan on the Verge of Eruption

Balochistan on the Verge of Eruption

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Feb , 2022

Balochistan Pakistan’s largest province in terms of area in the last few weeks has witnessed a drastic increase in attacks against the Pakistani security forces, with Baloch rebels having...

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China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA

China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2022

Two important Baloch armed groups Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and the United Baloch Army (UBA) recently announced their merger and formation of a new “resistance organization,” the Baloch...

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Ending Pakistan’s Forcible Occupation is the Ultimate Goal- Balochistan...

Ending Pakistan’s Forcible Occupation is the Ultimate Goal- Balochistan...

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2022

Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) is one of the oldest and sizeable Baloch armed separatist groups frequently carrying out armed attacks against Pakistani forces and government installations in...

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Tablighi Jamaat a Cause For Concern

Tablighi Jamaat a Cause For Concern

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2021

Tablighi Jamaat (TIJ) is currently grabbing the headlines for getting banned by Saudi Arabia. Saudi government official statement called Jamaat as a danger to society and one of the gates of...

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Erdogan Becoming a Liability for Turkey

Erdogan Becoming a Liability for Turkey

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2021

Last month Turkey made it into the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog headquartered in Paris. Turkey now joins its...

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Pakistani Taliban a Cause of Concern For Islamabad

Pakistani Taliban a Cause of Concern For Islamabad

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2021

The attacks carried out by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) aka Pakistan Taliban have increased to the highest level in over four years as the US left Afghanistan and the Afghan Taliban took...

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Tough Road Ahead for Taliban

Tough Road Ahead for Taliban

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2021

The Taliban after much wait has announced its 33-member interim cabinet. This new government is exclusively Taliban, and almost all the ministers are of Pashtun ethnicity. Women have no positions...

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Why Afghan Forces Melted So Quickly?

Why Afghan Forces Melted So Quickly?

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Aug , 2021

The Taliban now control almost the whole of Afghanistan including the capital city, Kabul, almost two decades since they were driven out by US troops. It was widely expected that after the United...

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National Mobilizations Will Push Back Taliban: General Ata Mohammad Noor

National Mobilizations Will Push Back Taliban: General Ata Mohammad Noor

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2021

General Ata Mohammad Noor, Leader of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan and the Former Governor of Balkh Province have been the most important strongman and commander in North Afghanistan. Currently,...

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Palestinian Islamic Jihad turned out to be a Dark Horse

Palestinian Islamic Jihad turned out to be a Dark Horse

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2021

Fresh round of escalation between Israel and armed groups from Gaza has just completed. In this round, thousands of rockets are being fired towards Israeli cities and Israel Defence Forces (IDF)...

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Still After Two Decades Afghan Forces Struggling

Still After Two Decades Afghan Forces Struggling

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Apr , 2021

US President Joe Biden has announced plans to pull out all United States troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending the longest war in American history. In Kabul, many fear that Afghan...

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Hezbollah is a Part of the Problem for Lebanon

Hezbollah is a Part of the Problem for Lebanon

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Mar , 2021

Lebanon is grappling with a severe crisis since the end of its civil war in 1990. The country’s economy and governance have literally come to a standstill. As politicians fail to form a...

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Core Concepts of Taliban’s Islamic Emirate has not Changed

Core Concepts of Taliban’s Islamic Emirate has not Changed

By: Manish Rai | Date: 16 Mar , 2021

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which was the official name of the Taliban regime before being deposed by the United States in late 2001. The Taliban has always insisted on calling itself the...

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Qatar came out with Flying Colours

Qatar came out with Flying Colours

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2021

When the Saudi crown prince, together with the UAE ruler, Mohammed bin Zayed, moved against Qatar in late 2017, the charge sheet against the tiny Gulf state was long. They, along with Bahrain and...

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