Tag Archives: Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan: Trump’s Fury Smells Rat?

A big question facing us all is: is it a smoke-screen Trump has created before dropping a bombshell or has the US security establishment finally triumphed over the whimsical, matter-of-fact president who loves to fly solo, and probably seeking glory?  

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Are Hopes of Peace Reviving for Afghanistan?

The developing situation on lasting peace in Afghanistan augurs well for the region as the Afghan quagmire has continued for too long. All stakeholders must now cash on this available window of opportunity; if nations do not cooperate and work together, it is the people who suffer.

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Ghani’s Pakistan Visit: Anchored in Rare Realism?

Afghan President Ghani’s decision to break through the walls of rancor and suspicion is an extremely welcome step. It will hopefully reset the relationship to the benefit of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Mr. Ghani’s Anger

Multiple trans-border geopolitical and internal political factors are responsible for Kabul's current political and security crisis. Pakistan needs to step up its game to counter accusations of Afghan bloodshed.

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Clouds of Third Afghan War?

Although the situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating, one would only hope that Afghan leaders would put the fears of a third Afghan war to rest. But, much more than the international actors, a lot depends on the Afghan leaders to jointly work for peace.

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Pak-Afghan Relations: Detente?

President Ghani's "less hostile and diagnostic" tone on the disadvantages of an "isolated Pakistan" to Afghanistan reflects the realization that such attempts will only precipitate Kabul's fragility and insecurity.

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Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Blockade

Will Islamabad see the patent reality that the road to Central Asia lies through Afghanistan?

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Pak-Afghan Relations — Why Not?

Bureaucratic egos and political motivations both in Pakistan and Afghanistan are adding complications to the already terse relations between the two neighbors.

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Sharbat Gula: Lessons for Pakistan

Although Pakistan has offered 300kg wheat per head/year, in addition to the $400 per head by the UNHCR, yet stories like the one of Sharbat Gula and of maltreatment of Afghans in the past few months will resonate more with the Afghans.

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Pakistan: A Complete Encirclement?

Can an apologetic policy towards the Afghan Taliban really help Pakistan end its global isolation and put it on the path to development?

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