Tag: Ashraf Ghani

What an Afghan Peace Deal Could Look Like

What an Afghan Peace Deal Could Look Like

In a recent interview with the BBC, President Ashraf Ghani insisted that the condition for peace in Afghanistan depends on the condition of the war. First, according to him, Afghan security forces need international support due to intensifying violence by armed groups, including the Taliban....

The Afghan Peace Process: Two Phases of the Taliban

The Afghan Peace Process: Two Phases of the Taliban

The prospect of a peaceful Afghanistan is only realistic if the Taliban breaks ties with other terrorist groups, agrees to a ceasefire and joins the intra-Afghan peace talks. The Afghan government has been calling for peace talks for many years, yet only in November 2018 did the Taliban agree to...

Violence Against Afghan Women Reveals Crisis in Status of Men

Violence Against Afghan Women Reveals Crisis in Status of Men

The brutal mob attack on a young woman in Kabul reveals the instability of the Afghan government. On March 19, a 27-year-old Afghan woman named Farkhunda was attacked in the center of Kabul in bright daylight, wrongly accused of burning a copy of the Quran. Kabul police initially tried to...

Will the New President Bring Peace to Afghanistan?

Will the New President Bring Peace to Afghanistan?

To secure freedom for Afghanistan, all aspects of liberal democracy must be respected. Afghanistan has long been politically unstable due to war and the predominance of weak regimes. However, the 9/11 attacks changed the scenario. The US intervention in 2001 that overthrew the Taliban...

Our Man in Kabul: America and the Next President of Afghanistan

Our Man in Kabul: America and the Next President of Afghanistan

What does Washington hope for from Afghanistan's next leader? After 13 long years, over a trillion dollars spent and thousands of lost lives, the United States is finally bowing out of Afghanistan. To outsiders, Afghanistan might still seem like a fragile state racked by continuous...

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