A. Rauf K. Khattak

War with truth

War with truth

For years, the US has lied about the Afghan war.

Published 23 Dec, 2019 07:06am
The long road

The long road

The Afghans are in desperate need of lasting peace.

Published 06 Dec, 2019 07:08am
Triangular mistrust

Triangular mistrust

Afghan peace is held hostage to competing interests.

Published 07 Oct, 2019 07:16am
How not to fight

How not to fight

Did the US ever have a plan for Afghanistan?

Published 02 Aug, 2019 07:35am
Loya Jirga 2019

Loya Jirga 2019

Loya Jirgas do not cut ice if the Afghan nation is divided in the middle.

Published 13 May, 2019 07:04am
Wealth creation

Wealth creation

How likely are we to achieve what has eluded many nations?

Published 04 Mar, 2019 06:49am
A relentless war

A relentless war

An entire generation has been lost in the war in Afghanistan.

Published 20 Dec, 2018 06:47am
In limbo

In limbo

There are no quick fixes to mainstreaming the tribal areas.

Published 02 Oct, 2018 07:00am
Missing the point

Missing the point

Many do not know that the provisions of the FCR are in sync with local ‘rewaj’.

Published 14 Jan, 2018 07:28am
Responding to US

Responding to US

Trump may be ignorant but he has spoken.

Updated 19 Sep, 2017 02:07pm
For peace

For peace

The US wants peace no doubt, but on its own terms: total surrender.

Published 09 Jul, 2017 06:59am
Walls and bridges

Walls and bridges

Why are we embracing a strategy that will fail?

Published 12 Apr, 2017 06:03am
World in flux

World in flux

The chaos in the Middle East is not without design.

Published 02 Feb, 2017 06:13am
The yes-men

The yes-men

Bureaucracy can’t be reformed without reforming government too.

Published 01 Dec, 2016 02:01am
War of words

War of words

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful.

Published 11 Nov, 2016 01:15am
Fata into the fold

Fata into the fold

Meaningful reforms will not be that easy to achieve.

Published 03 Oct, 2016 07:05am
OBOR and CPEC

OBOR and CPEC

China’s friendship is based on geopolitical compulsions.

Updated 12 Jun, 2017 04:38pm
Powerful grip

Powerful grip

Client states must not step on US toes.

Published 16 Jun, 2016 01:21am
More democracy

More democracy

Even MPAs and MNAs are not available to the common people.

Published 05 May, 2016 01:44am
An option for Fata

An option for Fata

The tribal areas have been neglected by the centre.

Published 14 Apr, 2016 07:07am