Both before and during the aerial bombardment of Taleban strongholds, I conducted phone interviews in Dari with fixed line
How do you see the role of young women in Afghan society? When I think of women in Afghanistan, I feel a chain wrapping
This Vietnam syndrome must come to an end in Afghanistan. It is reminiscent of a slot machine gambler who pours money into the machine, hoping to get the jackpot that never materializes, leaving the machine exasperated and broke. Neither Bush nor Obama learned the bitter lessons of Vietnam, and both poured money and resources into a failing enterprise with no end in sight.
The buses were carrying recently graduated cadets.
Akhunzada, a former head of the Taliban's judiciary, vowed there would be no return to peace talks with the government.
After U.S. airstrikes destroyed a Kunduz hospital, Afghans must travel for days to reach life-saving treatment.
Unless the Pakistani army planners see the disastrous errors of their ways and decide to roll back both the theory and practice of their jihadist enterprise, there will likely be more attacks like the one on Bacha Khan University. Blaming Afghanistan for the Pakistan army's sins and dereliction may be a good excuse, but it makes for a horrible solution to Pakistan's terrorism conundrum.