Afghanistan conundrum – Pakistan Observer

THE current, hard line approach adopted by the Afghan government has little or no chance of success unless a comprehensive approach, including a political reconciliation process, is adopted. The prospects for a political settlement of Afghan conflict could be more promising if all stakeholders understand that military means could hardly make a big breakthrough. The obstacles in establishing a peace process are numerous such as contradicting terms for peace talks, insufficiency of political will, the competing interests of various parties, grave disagreement among major ethnic groups in Afghanistan, and unclear policies of the US and major powers in the region. Though these obstacles are major road blocks, yet achieving a successful but durable peace is the only option to the war-torn Afghanistan.
There is a combination of factors, some internal and other external, which are responsible for the current security landscape in Afghanistan. A few factors … Read More on Pakistan Observer