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
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.