The powerful nexus of crime and politics has little to fear.
The opposition seems to have become more coherent and forceful in challenging the government.
The move against a judge of the country’s top court cannot be seen in isolation.
Mixed messaging and downplaying the problem have confused the public.
The wave of protest across the world is part of a democratic struggle to defend human rights.
Thanks to policy confusion, we haven’t been able to contain the virus.
A major US concern is the militant Islamic State group gaining ground in Afghanistan.
Why would citizens follow SOPs if they are made to believe that no contagion is threatening their lives?
The centre has not understood that bringing the virus under control would help the economy recover.
The leadership’s whimsical approach is the biggest impediment.
Even the pleading of those on the front line of the battle against the virus has gone unheard.
The decision to reduce pressure on the economy while Covid-19 cases continue to rise has its own perils.
The mixed messages from the leadership often fail the efforts that have so far been made to fight the virus.
The decision to remove restrictions and reopen certain industries is not a wise one in these times.
The coronavirus has devastated the world’s mightiest economic and military powers.
The fight against the pandemic has exposed the various fault lines.
Dealing with coronavirus must be the state's main priority and resources must be diverted to deal with the pandemic.
It’s business as usual and bureaucrats are required to serve the new political masters.
Growing religious extremism presents the biggest threat to freedom of expression.
Future political stability will depend on the cessation of violence and how the intra-Afghan dialogue is organised.