A. Rauf K. Khattak

War with truth

For years, the US has lied about the Afghan war. Published Dec 23, 2019 07:06am

The long road

The Afghans are in desperate need of lasting peace. Published Dec 06, 2019 07:08am

Triangular mistrust

Afghan peace is held hostage to competing interests. Published Oct 07, 2019 07:16am

How not to fight

Did the US ever have a plan for Afghanistan? Published Aug 02, 2019 07:35am

Loya Jirga 2019

Loya Jirgas do not cut ice if the Afghan nation is divided in the middle. Published May 13, 2019 07:04am

Wealth creation

How likely are we to achieve what has eluded many nations? Published Mar 04, 2019 06:49am

A relentless war

An entire generation has been lost in the war in Afghanistan. Published Dec 20, 2018 06:47am

In limbo

There are no quick fixes to mainstreaming the tribal areas. Published Oct 02, 2018 07:00am

Missing the point

Many do not know that the provisions of the FCR are in sync with local ‘rewaj’. Published Jan 14, 2018 07:28am

Responding to US

Trump may be ignorant but he has spoken. Updated Sep 19, 2017 02:07pm

For peace

The US wants peace no doubt, but on its own terms: total surrender. Published Jul 09, 2017 06:59am

Walls and bridges

Why are we embracing a strategy that will fail? Published Apr 12, 2017 06:03am

World in flux

The chaos in the Middle East is not without design. Published Feb 02, 2017 06:13am

The yes-men

Bureaucracy can’t be reformed without reforming government too. Published Dec 01, 2016 02:01am

War of words

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful. Published Nov 11, 2016 01:15am

Fata into the fold

Meaningful reforms will not be that easy to achieve. Published Oct 03, 2016 07:05am


China’s friendship is based on geopolitical compulsions. Updated Jun 12, 2017 04:38pm

Powerful grip

Client states must not step on US toes. Published Jun 16, 2016 01:21am

More democracy

Even MPAs and MNAs are not available to the common people. Published May 05, 2016 01:44am

An option for Fata

The tribal areas have been neglected by the centre. Published Apr 14, 2016 07:07am