The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s rapid consolidation of control across large swaths of the country have raised alarm, not only in Kabul, but across the region.
The targeted killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in Pakistan by a U.S. drone strike, less than a year after he replaced Taliban founder Mullah Omar, has dominated commentaries in the English-language dailies of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Upon taking office, Afghani president Ashraf Ghani promised that he would pursue a diplomatic solution to the ongoing security situation in the country by engaging directly with the Taliban. The events of the last few days have shown that Mr.
The Pakistani Taliban attack of a school in Peshawar which claimed the lives of at least 141 students and teachers has been roundly condemned around the world. The carnage is heinous enough that even the Afghan Taliban have denounced it.
In November 2014, President Obama accepted India’s invitation to be the chief guest at its Republic Day celebrations. He will be the first American president to do so.