Opinion

Afghanistan is heading for civil war or worse

Deepening political crisis could prove to be fertile ground for separatist sentiments to grow in Afghanistan.

Davood Moradian

by Davood Moradian

Davood Moradian

Opinion

Afghanistan political crisis: Entitlement vs democracy

Only legitimate, effective and sustainable politics can untangle the country from its multitude of challenges.

Davood Moradian

by Davood Moradian

Davood Moradian

Opinion

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.

Aimal Faizi

by Aimal Faizi

Aimal Faizi

Opinion

What corruption indexes don't tell us about Afghanistan

The US-led international community's stability-first approach has neglected establishment of the rule of law.

Helena Malikyar

by Helena Malikyar

Helena Malikyar

War & Conflict

Afghanistan: Economic devastation rivals security woes

Taliban gains underscore President Ghani's tumultuous year in office, but the economy is also weighing the country down.

Afghanistan: Economic devastation rivals security woes

UpFront

Web extra: Hamid Karzai 'angry' at the US government

The former Afghan president says he was extremely unhappy with aspects of US military behaviour in the country.

UpFront

Headliner: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

The former leader discusses the rise of ISIL in his country and calls al-Qaeda's presence in Afghanistan a "myth".

Opinion

Dead or alive, Mullah Omar will not matter

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

Aimal Faizi

by Aimal Faizi

Aimal Faizi

Opinion

The perils of corruption in Afghanistan

We will not win the war against religious radicalism and extremism through military means alone.

Haroun Mir

by Haroun Mir
- Habib Wardak

Haroun Mir

Opinion

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.

Aimal Faizi

by Aimal Faizi

Aimal Faizi

Opinion

Is Afghanistan ready for the drawdown?

The Afghan government has little time to prepare itself for the upcoming fighting season.

Haroun Mir

by Haroun Mir

Haroun Mir

Opinion

A new threat for Afghan women in politics

Targeting Afghan women politicians is a relatively new phenomenon - and probably imported from next-

Helena Malikyar

by Helena Malikyar

Helena Malikyar

Politics

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president

Former finance minister succeeds Hamid Karzai after a three-month standoff over disputed election results.

Politics

Blast rocks Kabul diplomatic area

Explosion near presidential palace injures one person, a day before inauguration of Afghan president-elect Ashraf Ghani.

Blast rocks Kabul diplomatic area

Human Rights

Karzai approves execution of Afghan rapists

Outgoing president signs off court order for the execution of five men found guilty of armed robbery and sexual assault.

Karzai approves execution of Afghan rapists