These are deadly times for Afghan journalists.
S. Mudassir Ali Shah
The Taliban are not ready for direct talks with Kabul.
IS is seeking to sow divisions between Sunnis and Shias.
How the rebels will respond to Ghani’s offer remains to be seen.
The Afghan Taliban’s propaganda has evolved.
Restrictions on Pakistan won’t halt attacks in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan requires a smooth transition.
The way forward in Afghanistan remains blurred.
Will his proposal turn the Afghan tide?
The Dostum episode reflects the growing crisis in Kabul.
Pouring more troops into Afghanistan will not work.
More boots on the ground will set back progress.
Kabul should know that trust is a two-way street.
The raid will demoralise the troops.
The US should have attended the latest Afghan peace talks.
The fencing project is going to be a Herculean task.
The district is one of Afghanistan’s deadliest battlefields.
Afghan rebels look poised to wait out foreign forces.
Kabul and Islamabad must keep supply routes open.
Hekmatyar’s re-entry into politics will boost the culture of impunity.