Idrees Ali

For Idrees Ali's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Afghan pilots assassinated by Taliban as U.S. withdraws

World | FOCUS Jul 10, 2021

Afghan pilots assassinated by Taliban as U.S. withdraws

Afghan Air Force Maj. Dastagir Zamaray had grown so fearful of Taliban assassinations of off-duty forces in Kabul that he decided to sell his home to move to a safer pocket of Afghanistan's sprawling capital. Instead of being greeted by a prospective buyer at his ...

Washington report says Huawei and Hikvision backed by Chinese military

Business Jun 25, 2020

Washington report says Huawei and Hikvision backed by Chinese military

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has determined that top Chinese firms, including telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies and video surveillance company Hikvision, are owned or controlled by the Chinese military, laying the groundwork for new U.S. financial sanctions, according to a document ...

Planned drawdown in Afghanistan imperils U.S. push for peace

World Dec 22, 2018

Planned drawdown in Afghanistan imperils U.S. push for peace

U.S. President Donald Trump will upend his own strategy to bring peace to Afghanistan and end America's longest war if he proceeds with plans to withdraw about half of the 14,000 U.S. troops there, according to veteran diplomats and U.S. officials. A drawdown also will ...