Ashraf Ghani’s deal with a hardline party is a positive step, but Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has a lot to deliver.
Aimal Faizi is an Afghan journalist and former spokesperson for former Afghan President Hamid Karzai from 2011-2014.
Instead of prolonging the war in Afghanistan, US and NATO must tackle the root of the problem – in Pakistan.
How can Ashraf Ghani wage an effective military campaign in Afghanistan if the origin of the threat is in Pakistan?
It is not anti-Americanism for Afghans to question the US military presence and the ‘war on terror’ in Afghanistan.
How did a non-native force such as ISIL make headway in Afghanistan within a year?
Afghan’s experience shows that Pakistan-based terror groups continue to operate from their safe havens.
Knowing Omar was dead for two years, Pakistan must now answer some questions.
Use of unmanned US drones increases recruitment opportunities for the armed opposition in Afghanistan.
Kabul’s naive overture towards Islamabad works against Afghanistan’s national interests.
Nevermind the assurances, the US is determined to prolong its stay in Afghanistan for its own geopolitical interests.