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Afghanistan: Moving Forward

Afghanistan: moving forward

Pakistan's adviser to the prime minister on foreign affairs stated recently that the time was not yet ripe for restarting the Afghan peace talks to which Pakistan, at the request…

Afghanistan’s Last

Afghanistan’s last

chance for peace Amid growing Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, efforts to revive the peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban factions have been launched under the Quadrilateral Coordination Group…

IS In Afghanistan

IS in Afghanistan

Be under no illusion: IS has arrived in Afghanistan. Just as the country is gripped by an economic exodus of people seeking better opportunities elsewhere, the self-styled Islamic State is…

Afghanistan: Fighting The Odds

Afghanistan: fighting the odds

AS the fighting season in Afghanistan opened, the hopes generated during the early months of the Ashraf Ghani-led unity government have visibly dissipated. The Afghan Taliban have launched a series…

New Heroes In Afghanistan

New heroes in Afghanistan

An Afghan National Army soldier Esa Khan has been hailed as a hero in Afghanistan for shooting dead six of the seven Taliban suicide bombers who tried to storm the…

Afghanistan: Is Hope Real?

Afghanistan: is hope real?

AS evident during the recent visit of President Ghani to the US, accompanied by Chief Executive Abdullah, the dominant sentiment that surrounds Afghanistan today is hope. Hope that, after four…

Learning Democracy From Afghanistan

Learning democracy from Afghanistan

It isn’t easy running a coalition government as President Dr Ashraf Ghani has found out since assuming power on September 29, 2014. His unity government with Dr Abdullah, who became…