This week’s Special Report explores the situation in Afghanistan following the takeover of the country by the Afghan Taliban in August this year and how it is likely to affect Pakistan
This region is no stranger to crises emerging from political, economic or security instability. It has, sadly, been a consistent feature for the past many decades, but also one that keeps reinstating the ugly reality of such conflicts, at the heart of which lies human suffering.
This week we take a look at the situation in Afghanistan following the takeover of the country by the Afghan Taliban in August this year and how it is likely to affect us. While it may appear that there have been exhaustive analyses into the current [and the past] situation in Afghanistan, reporters, and commentators alike, argue that the growing volatility and instability continue to fuel a potential crisis that may have serious repercussions for regional, as well as global security.
Our Special Report explores some of these dimensions with an eye on the ever-evolving situation in Afghanistan. From an on-ground reportage examining the security challenges faced by the Afghan Taliban government by the Islamic State - Khorasan Province (IS-K) to the growing security threats to Pakistan following the recent Taliban takeover, we lay bare the dynamics at work of a complex security-power ecosystem in the region. As one of our commentators argues this week, the balancing act in statecraft is never easy.
We also feature stories uncovering the prevailing humanitarian and economic crises and the closure of the Chaman border, all of which have an impact both inside Afghanistan and in the region around it. The plight of the Afghan citizens stuck at the border crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and potential security threats that inform decision making by governments impacting ordinary people leaves much examine and report. We also make a humble attempt to incorporate voices of the Afghan people, who have been at the heart of the conflict for decades now.
This and more in our Special Report.