Ashraf Ghani

Finding a Future for Afghanistan

Finding a Future for Afghanistan

Earlier last month, the White House told Congress that it needed to cough up an additional $11.6 billion for the United States’ current campaign against Islamic State (ISIS) militants and the war in Afghanistan. In a statement later that evening, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter emphasized that the money “is vitally important for our national security, […]

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Intra Afghan Talks: Challenges and Prospects

Intra Afghan Talks: Challenges and Prospects

Afghan government and the Taliban are poised to hold face-to-face talks following behind the scenes encouragement by Pakistan, America and other stakeholders.President Obama’s special envoy, Daniel F Feldman, has visited Islamabad and held important talks. Feldman appreciated Pakistan’s positive role for peace and stability in Afghanistan. Spokesman of Afghan Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid has commented in a message that no doubt that Afghans want peace, but this is possible after the foreign forces stop aggression and allow sovereignty to Afghans. It would be appropriate if all permanent members of UNSC and all six immediate neighbours of Afghanistan jointly underwrite the forthcoming political arrangement in Afghanistan. Above all, America, the real power yielder in Afghanistan’ owes it to the Afghan people and the international community to make the process of intra-Afghan negotiations a success.

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Afghanistan: The last laugh

Afghanistan: The last laugh

It is interesting to guess as to who would have the last laugh in the falling apart political transition of Afghanistan: pay master John Kerry, over ambitious Abdullah, dark horse Ashraf Ghani, or  force in being the Taliban. In a fire fighting pursuit, John Kerry was able to work out a truce between Abdullah and […]

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