The partial withdrawal of forces could pave the way for a sustainable peace in the war-ravaged country. All stakeholders should ensure that the opportunity is not wasted.
There is no electoral advantage for a Tory leader to be liked by a US President who is known (is ‘notorious’ the right word?) for his dishonesty, ignorance, narcissism and chauvinism.
One Trumpian about-face later, the price for peace has now risen for the West.
Mr Trump has shown no patience for the protracted negotiations and consensus-building that a sensible withdrawal would require.
The possible return of the Taliban is an unappetizing prospect for India that sees it as an encouragement to Islamic radicalism, but also military and political empowerment of Pakistan.
Nearly two decades and tens of thousands of deaths later, the failure is patent.
Whoever’s ahead when the results are announced on October 19, the U.S. has lost out on playing the trusted mediator.
Trump’s conscience, and alleged honor, were not bothered by the sight of thousands of innocent victims, but only by the death of one of his invading soldiers.
Donald Trump has got rid of a hardliner with the dismissal of John Bolton, the president’s third National Security Advisor in less than four years in power.
While pivotal appointments are often off the merry-go-round, the occasional shuffling of the team underlines the discord at the helm of the White House and the [Read more]
Afghanistan cannot become a hotbed of terror once more ... the American military and international forces must not withdraw or reduce their presence.