A FEW days’ stay in Kabul is enough to gauge how deeply entrenched anti-Pakistan sentiment is in Afghan society, across the ethnic divide — and particularly among young people.
The insurgency undeniably exists but is weaker than often portrayed.
Will Karzai try and cling to power, directly or indirectly? Is his brother, Qayyum Karzai, being groomed to take over?
A regional hub of trade and commerce, the hustle and bustle of Jalalabad is an important indicator of stability in Afghanistan’s east.
POLITICAL and security circles in Pakistan are abuzz with analyses of America’s failures in Afghanistan, appreciation for the Taliban’s resilience and concern for the sufferings of ordinary Afghans.
THE issue of collaborative military offensives by Pakistan and Nato forces is a contentious one, and there is a need to assess whether or not such attempts would be productive.
LAST month’s attack on Kamra airbase brought forth yet again an unpleasant facet of our national character: the absence of a united stand against an enemy that kills innocent people and targets vital installations of the state’s defence system.
DIFFERENCES over cross-border incursions in eastern Afghanistan from Pakistan have led to the postponement of the crucial visit of Salahuddin Rabbani, head of the Afghan High Peace Council, to Islamabad.
THE government has decided to introduce the local bodies’ system in Fata and the final draft of the Local Government Regulation, 2012 has been made public for feedback from tribal elders, elected representatives and political parties.
PAKISTANI and Afghan insurgents picked the same day — Sunday, April 15 — for a spectacular show of their strength.