The US intervention in Afghanistan elections has led to the formation of parallel governments which will only deepen the crisis in the country. AIMAL FAIZI 20 March, 2020 After months of open meddling in the Afghan election process by American diplomats in Kabul, the US government apparently failed to prevent the twin swearing-in ceremonies by … Continue reading Ghani Vs Abdullah: US meddling in Afghanistan election has given us two presidents
Trump's reliance on Pakistani military to help organise peace talks with Taliban should be a source of worry for responsible regional stakeholders. AIMAL FAIZI Updated: 12 August, 2019 2:40 pm IST Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump in the White House | File photo: ANI Washington has finally come to terms … Continue reading A Washington-Islamabad Afghan peace deal; Afghans see the US colluding with Pakistan again
Ashraf Ghani’s government must not repeat the disastrous mistake of offering yet another ‘olive branch’ to Pakistan. AIMAL FAIZI Updated: 28 June, 2019 4:31 pm IST After more than three years, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is on his third visit to Islamabad for a new episode of rapprochement with Pakistan. He reportedly had a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister … Continue reading Afghan President Ghani is praising Pakistan & releasing Taliban leaders. Something’s fishy
TEHRAN - Aimal Faizi is a senior Afghan journalist and political analyst, who served as the spokesperson of former Afghan President Hamid Karzai between 2011 and 2014. In this interview with Tehran Times, he spoke about the security situation in Afghanistan, peace process and recent political developments. Following are the excerpts. Q. The situation in … Continue reading ‘America’s destructive policies in Af-Pak region have led to terrorism, insecurity and geopolitical rivalries’
Terror attacks in Kabul are once again making headlines—but they have failed to engender global outrage in support of Afghanistan. Last Saturday (January 27), an ambulance packed with explosives blew up on a crowded street in central Kabul, killing more than 100 people and injuring some 200 others. The intensity of the attack and the … Continue reading Western Media Continues to Fail Afghanistan’s ‘Unworthy Victims’ of Terrorism
© Sputnik / Alexandr Graschenkov OPINION 18.01.2018 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stated that the army could not operate for even six months without US support. The Afghan leader also noted that there were over twenty terrorist organizations operating in his country. Radio Sputnik discussed Ghani's statement with Aimal Faizi, journalist and columnist, who served as … Continue reading US Should Work With Russia and China to Bring Peace to Afghanistan
Is Donald Trump really cutting Pakistan off from the sources of aid that have kept it afloat these past several years? In a September 2012 telephone conversation with the erstwhile US president Barack Obama, then Afghan President Hamid Karzai asked him to “cut into the activity of war and make up with Pakistan on the … Continue reading Despite Trump, Kabul must know Pakistan still holds the key
President Trump's long-awaited strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia has finally been announced. But it has grave implications for Afghanistan. While there is some clarity on the US stance vis-a-vis Pakistan and its safe havens for the “agents of chaos”, the new US strategy will widen the war and cause more death and destruction in … Continue reading Trump fires up US war machine condemning Afghanistan to endless war
The May 31 Kabul truck bomb attack, the worst since 2001, shows that Pakistan won’t change its support for terrorism inside Afghanistan unless there is a strategic shift in US policy towards Pakistan. By Aimal Faizi Afghan president Ashraf Ghani referred to Pakistan nine times in his 36-minute speech at the Kabul Process conference on June 6, a … Continue reading How Ghani’s appeasement towards Pakistan has worsened the situation inside Afghanistan
Despite the US signing a bilateral security and defense pact with Afghanistan in 2014, civilian casualties are on the rise, the death rate of Afghan security forces is at an all time high, and terrorism has sharply increased. President Trump is expected to make a decision on a proposal to strengthen US military presence … Continue reading Afghanistan must stand firm and resist US war-making
The U.S. President-elect must address Pakistan’s treacherous role in Afghanistan at full tilt.
Hekmatyar must put all domestic rivalries with other political groups (mainly Jamiat-e-Islami) aside for a worthy cause. HIG should work for the strengthening of national unity and Afghanistan's relations with all regional powers.