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.
Instead of prolonging the futile war in Afghanistan, the US and NATO must tackle the origins of security threats and the key problem of sanctuaries in Pakistan.
How can the U.S. and Ashraf Ghani wage an effective military campaign in Afghanistan if the origin of the threat is in Pakistan?
In the big picture of the ongoing war, the US and the Taliban both use incidents as pretexts to reignite war in Afghanistan. Both pretexts remain remarkably consistent and serve each other.