Tag Archives: Afghan

Pakistan: Terrorism and Crippled Governance

The Pakistani city of Peshawar continues to bleed and reel from consequences of willful neglect, bad governance and a poor security regime. The writing on the wall is clear: the rot began in Peshawar in the name of jihad and transformed into terrorism in and around its vicinity. The Pakistani establishment owes Peshawar residents an apology for sowing the seeds of dysfunction here.

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Talking to the Taliban, Again

As foreign military forces prepare to complete their withdrawal from combat operations in Afghanistan at the end of the year and as it becomes increasingly clear that large swathes of territory will remain under Taliban control, aid organizations have felt both compelled and empowered to talk to them.

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Almost Afghan! Roasted Salmon With Dill and Cilantro

Landlocked Afghanistan may not have salmon on top of its national cuisine, but improvisation in recipes can give the fish a unique Afghan flavor.

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Tightrope Walk for the New Afghan Leader

International community’s response to Afghanistan’s unity government deal seems to be over-optimistic. It’s a curt reminder of political wheeling and dealing in a nascent democracy that remains mired in primitive tribalism and warlordism.

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