By and large, Afghans agree on the need for reconciliation as a consequence of their growing fatigue with conflict.
If the Afghan conflict is viewed as a consequence of the India-Pakistan rivalry—one that cannot be solved without first engineering a rapprochement between New Delhi and Islamabad not to mention Rawalpindi —the United States ought to invest in achieving a permanent South Asian peace as Richard Holbrooke, former U.
But the very real obstacles to success cannot be overlooked at a time when many states in the region have not only different views about what a successful political settlement should look like but also the capability to impede the outcomes desired by various factions within Afghanistan.
Furthermore, Kabul has little incentive to seriously negotiate with the Taliban as long as it is assured continued U.
Islamic factions, which had united to expel the Russian occupiers inbegan to fight among themselves when it became apparent that post-communist coalition governments could not overcome the deep-rooted ethnic and religious differences of the members.
Thus far, the United States has resisted interdicting the Quetta Shura, except for former Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was seen as implacably opposed to negotiations. Here is a list of some notable incidents involving blasphemy accusations: Ayub Masih, a Christian, was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death in Is it just a group of people who just kill?
I would go so far as to say that the military actually exercises a veto on those sections of our foreign policy; so, if you want to equate the military with the establishment then you are on to something.
Her school bus had been stopped by the Taliban who, after asking which of the girls was Malala, put a bullet into her head. The Constitution of Pakistan recognizes equality between men and women Art.
Based on an internal assessment that his strategy was slow in generating progress, if not altogether faltering, former president Barack Obama jettisoned his long-standing goal of ending the U.