Western Media Continues to Fail Afghanistan’s ‘Unworthy Victims’ of Terrorism

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

Despite Trump, Kabul must know Pakistan still holds the key

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

Trump fires up US war machine condemning Afghanistan to endless war

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

How Ghani’s appeasement towards Pakistan has worsened the situation inside Afghanistan

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