Pakistan's leadership must come to the realisation that the spread of terrorism on its soil is the direct consequence of the state's self-destructive policies of using terrorism and radicalism as tools.
Nevermind the assurances, the US is determined to prolong its stay in Afghanistan for its own geopolitical interests. Afghanistan is experiencing an unprecedented level of increased violence and armed conflict by the Taliban and foreign fighters, further deteriorating the already fragile stability and security of the country. Afghanistan's National Security Adviser, Hanif Atmar, warned this … Continue reading The manufactured myth of ISIL in Afghanistan
Afghanistan will never accommodate Pakistan's wish to control Afghanistan's foreign policy, especially in regard to India.
Afghans want bilateral relations with the US on the basis of mutual respect as two sovereign countries in its practical terms. But it would be of no benefit to them if the US partnership with Afghanistan does not translate into peace and stability in their country.
While sheltering the Taliban and allied violent extremists, Islamabad has long resisted cultivating a genuine friendship and true cooperation with Afghanistan.