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Aimal Faizi

Aimal Faizi is an Afghan journalist and former spokesperson for former Afghan President Hamid Karzai from 2011-2014. 

War & Conflict

Afghans must support peace deal with Hekmatyar

Ashraf Ghani's deal with a hardline party is a positive step, but Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has a lot to deliver.

War & Conflict

US must challenge Pakistan's duplicity on Afghanistan

Instead of prolonging the war in Afghanistan, US and NATO must tackle the root of the problem - in Pakistan.

Politics

Ashraf Ghani's war strategy will fail

How can Ashraf Ghani wage an effective military campaign in Afghanistan if the origin of the threat is in Pakistan?

Politics

Afghanistan: Stop calling for more wars

It is not anti-Americanism for Afghans to question the US military presence and the 'war on terror' in Afghanistan.

Politics

ISIL prolongs US war of contradictions in Afghanistan

How did a non-native force such as ISIL make headway in Afghanistan within a year?

War & Conflict

The US is needed to battle terror in Afghanistan

Afghan's experience shows that Pakistan-based terror groups continue to operate from their safe havens.

War & Conflict

Dead or alive, Mullah Omar will not matter

Knowing Omar was dead for two years, Pakistan must now answer some questions.

War & Conflict

Drones kill any chance of peace in Afghanistan

Use of unmanned US drones increases recruitment opportunities for the armed opposition in Afghanistan.

Politics

Afghan government is sleeping with the enemy

Kabul's naive overture towards Islamabad works against Afghanistan's national interests.

War & Conflict

The manufactured myth of ISIL in Afghanistan

Nevermind the assurances, the US is determined to prolong its stay in Afghanistan for its own geopolitical interests.

Politics

Has India lost Afghanistan to Pakistan?

Ghani's first state visit to New Delhi must focus on clearing up the mixed signals Kabul has been sending.

War & Conflict

Ashraf Ghani is no Karzai, but he's still an Afghan

Ashraf Ghani's first priority must be to look after Afghan interests - not placate US interests.