[QODLink]
Your Views
Your views: Robert Gates visit to Afghanistan

Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, is visit to the Afghan capital, Kabul, to meet  Hamid Karzai, the Afghan President, US troops and allied commanders at a time of widespread anger towards the US about civilian casualties. This anger threatens to hamper security and reconciliation efforts before the gradual drawdown of the 150,000 foreign troops, deployed in the country. What will the visit achieve? How will the two countries manage their security relationship?

Published: 25 Mar 2011 10:20 GMT
Your Views is a place for lively debate and discussion on the issues affecting the world. In order to keep debates informative and accessible for all, we reserve the right to reject any messages which:
1. Are obscene or abusive
2. Make racist, sexist or homophobic comments or personal attacks on other users of the Your Views page
3. Break the law, or encourage others to do so, or are defamatory in breach of copyright or in contempt of court
4. Include personal details of any kind, such as phone numbers, email address or bank details
5. Are clearly advertising something for profit
6. Are impersonating someone else
7. Are irrelevant to the topic being discussed or are being repeatedly posted

Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.