Payam Aftab News Network - Articles and Analysis Latest Topics vfrdpea.myt0a2.vytbh24cme2hy.mwbpt6me2y.html Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:31:35 GMT /skins/default/en/normal2/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Produced by Payam Aftab 100 70 en Copyright©, all rights reserved Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:31:35 GMT Articles and Analysis 60 ​Complexities of Afghan peace dynamics Afghanistan is known for its ethnic divide which affects almost all of its affairs. From fight against the Taliban to share in the government, from armed forces to local police, economy to education, Afghanistan is plagued by ethnicity from head to toe. ]]> Political Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:10:04 GMT An end to the war in Afghanistan For the first time in history, Afghanistan's neighbors have joint interests in seeing the country become stable. ]]> Political Sun, 14 Oct 2018 12:07:40 GMT ​Afghanistan: the US’ longest war What went wrong in Afghanistan, that despite tremendous human and technological resources, it became an embarrassment for the US and a source of tension for the region? ]]> Political Wed, 10 Oct 2018 06:00:32 GMT Seventeen years later, US has no exit strategy in Afghanistan After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the US directly and through Pakistan leaned on the Taliban to give up al-Qaeda. It was left with no alternative but to launch operations in Afghanistan when the Taliban refused do so. ]]> Political Mon, 08 Oct 2018 08:29:45 GMT ​Poll: Most Americans think US has failed in Afghanistan Almost half of Americans think the United States has failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan after some 17 years into a war that was supposed to end the rule of Taliban and resolve the issue of terrorism in the South Asian country, a new poll shows. ]]> Political Sat, 06 Oct 2018 11:34:28 GMT Privatizing War in Afghanistan Endangers Civilians US Defense Secretary James Mattis rejected Prince's proposal, as has Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. They recognize Afghanistan doesn’t need foreign contractors operating as a law onto themselves. ]]> Political Wed, 03 Oct 2018 05:58:01 GMT No easy escape from Afghan war for Trump The U.S. will find it difficult to pull out of Afghanistan in the face of increased foreign support for the Taliban. ]]> Political Tue, 02 Oct 2018 05:53:48 GMT Afghanistan: Geopolitical Situation Revisited It also needs to be stressed that India as the pivot of Indo Pacific Security now needs to do more in Afghanistan to supplement and assist the United States in emergence of Afghanistan as a moderate and democratic nation. ]]> Political Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:14:04 GMT ​Failed States, Anarchy and resilience Of the Taliban in Afghanistan The US considered the Taliban a stabilizing force to ensure its geostrategic interests by assisting in laying down the alternative Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) pipeline bypassing Iran and Russia. ]]> Political Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:09:34 GMT How ISIS appears to be deadlier than the Taliban in Afghanistan Noticeably, the primary targets for the Taliban are the Afghan government institutions and officials aimed at the objective of piling up pressure on the US and Afghan government to agree to their political claims and peace terms and the terror attacks by ISIS not only targeted at the Afghan government officials and foreign diplomatic presence considering them ‘apostates’, it indiscriminately targeted at civilians who they believed to be ‘heretics’ primarily religious minority communities in Afghanistan. ]]> Political Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:45:55 GMT