For years, the US has lied about the Afghan war.
A. Rauf K. Khattak
The Afghans are in desperate need of lasting peace.
Afghan peace is held hostage to competing interests.
Did the US ever have a plan for Afghanistan?
Loya Jirgas do not cut ice if the Afghan nation is divided in the middle.
How likely are we to achieve what has eluded many nations?
An entire generation has been lost in the war in Afghanistan.
There are no quick fixes to mainstreaming the tribal areas.
Many do not know that the provisions of the FCR are in sync with local ‘rewaj’.
Trump may be ignorant but he has spoken.
The US wants peace no doubt, but on its own terms: total surrender.
Why are we embracing a strategy that will fail?
The chaos in the Middle East is not without design.
Bureaucracy can’t be reformed without reforming government too.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful.
Meaningful reforms will not be that easy to achieve.
China’s friendship is based on geopolitical compulsions.
Client states must not step on US toes.
Even MPAs and MNAs are not available to the common people.
The tribal areas have been neglected by the centre.