Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar

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US Is Back In Business In Afghanistan

US Is Back In Business In Afghanistan

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

Russia and China are tight-fisted and Iran is broke and none of them has the political will or capacity to bankroll the Afghan economy, which only the US can, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

For Taliban, US is Important

For Taliban, US is Important

Rediff.com9 Oct 2021

The Taliban knows that Washington holds the key, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

The US Great Game in Kabul Begins!

The US Great Game in Kabul Begins!

Rediff.com6 Oct 2021

There is no better way to address the security threat emanating from ISIS and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan than by co-opting the Taliban, asserts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

US On Diplomacy Road With Taliban?

US On Diplomacy Road With Taliban?

Rediff.com29 Sep 2021

There is growing acceptance of the idea in the international community that engaging the Taliban government is a far better approach than ostracising it, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

A Challenging US Visit for Modi

A Challenging US Visit for Modi

Rediff.com27 Sep 2021

This visit has ended on a vastly different note in comparison with Modi's previous visits. Call it a rebuke, call it a censure, call it a distancing from Modi, the sharp message would have gone home, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Has Pakistan Learnt Its Afghan Lessons?

Has Pakistan Learnt Its Afghan Lessons?

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

Imran Khan knows Pakistan is holding a strong hand and doesn't have to flaunt it while claiming victory. But Pakistan has learned from the experience of the 1990s -- high risk of going out on a limb, asserts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Targeting Taliban: Does US Want India's Help?

Targeting Taliban: Does US Want India's Help?

Rediff.com16 Sep 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was asked by US Congressmen if the US had explore the possibility of northwest India for counter terrorism capabilities in Afghanistan. Blinken's remarks on India assume great importance, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar

Taliban Will Be Around For A Long While

Taliban Will Be Around For A Long While

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

Unless the Taliban goofs up in a big way, which seems highly unlikely, we are looking at a regime that will be around for quite a long while and present a level of governance that the puppets of the richest and most advanced countries failed to provide, predicts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Why are US, British, Russian spy chiefs in Delhi?

Why are US, British, Russian spy chiefs in Delhi?

Rediff.com14 Sep 2021

The Western powers appear to regard Delhi as the most logical destination in the region in these extraordinary times -- as a counterpoint to the ascendance of political Islam and a rising red star over Afghanistan, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

What's Pakistan's Afghan Plan?

What's Pakistan's Afghan Plan?

Rediff.com13 Sep 2021

Pakistan is making efforts at multiple levels for the Taliban government to have a soft landing, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Taliban Govt: ISI Has The Last Laugh

Taliban Govt: ISI Has The Last Laugh

Rediff.com8 Sep 2021

ISI chief Faiz Hameed coerced the Taliban to announce an interim government guaranteed to preserve Pakistan's control over the levers of power in Kabul, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Afghanistan is done with jihad

Afghanistan is done with jihad

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

The Taliban have the ISIS in its crosshairs. The Taliban has shown the skill to assimilate extremist elements if they are reconcilable as well as the ruthlessness to eliminate troublemakers, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar

What the World Expects From the Taliban

What the World Expects From the Taliban

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

The world's attention is on the new Taliban and the imminent announcement of an inclusive government in Kabul, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar

Can the Taliban Survive?

Can the Taliban Survive?

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

The US intends first to cripple the Afghan government financially through sanctions, freezing of assets, denial of access to international banking, etc, and then proceed to do pretty much what it wants to do with scant regard for Afghanistan's sovereignty, predicts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

US will make Life Hell for the Taliban

US will make Life Hell for the Taliban

Rediff.com2 Sep 2021

The US is not in a forgiving mood for being humiliated in such a manner by an insurgent force and made to look 'loser' internationally, predicts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Rise and Rise of Qatar in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Rise and Rise of Qatar in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Rediff.com1 Sep 2021

Considering that Qatar is a trusted ally of Washington for decades, it is expected to be a steady influence on the Taliban leadership, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

US-Taliban: A Package Deal?

US-Taliban: A Package Deal?

Rediff.com30 Aug 2021

The Biden administration expects the Modi government to continue to remain as its loyal camp follower even as Washington continues to act in self-interests, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Does Modi govt have an Afghan Policy?

Does Modi govt have an Afghan Policy?

Rediff.com28 Aug 2021

The flawed Indian policy toward Afghanistan is missing the woods for the trees. The Modi government doesn't have a 'big picture', observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar, who played a stellar role in beginning India's systemic dealings in Afghanistan in 1994.

Kabul blasts may turn out to be a political windfall for the Taliban

Kabul blasts may turn out to be a political windfall for the Taliban

Rediff.com27 Aug 2021

Afghanistan will remain a frontline state for Washington for a foreseeable future in terms of the potential threats to US national security from terrorist groups, asserts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar, who played a stellar role in beginning India's dealings in Afghanistan in 1994.

US Influence in Afghanistan has touched Ground Zero

US Influence in Afghanistan has touched Ground Zero

Rediff.com26 Aug 2021

A confrontation with the Taliban in Kabul in this fading light of a twilight zone would have been sheer madness, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

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