Afghan rebels look poised to wait out foreign forces.
S. Mudassir Ali Shah
Kabul and Islamabad must keep supply routes open.
Hekmatyar’s re-entry into politics will boost the culture of impunity.
The Afghan war will be a challenge for Trump.
IS has shaken Kabul, which can hardly cope with the situation.
For Kabul, the pact is a giant step towards reconciliation.
Obama has chosen to prolong the war in Afghanistan.
Obama’s inconsistent Afghan policy has confused Americans.
Maulvi Haibatullah’s election indicates the Afghan Taliban are united.
A tough task awaits the chief of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council.
America’s longest war appears to be getting longer.
Ashraf Ghani’s presence here can revive the peace process.
The Kunduz offensive has shown the Afghan forces’ weaknesses.
Kunduz has long been struggling with bad governance.
The world should not allow Afghanistan to drop off the agenda again.
Pakistan can infuse legitimacy into the Afghan peace process.
Mullah Omar’s pro-talks message is a morale booster for Ghani.
War-weary Afghans are craving for peace.
Afghan political pacts often work as marriages of convenience.
The attack on the Afghan parliament was a grim reminder the militants are hard to vanquish on the battlefield.