Daily Times, 26 August 2017
Op-ed by AA’s Thomas Ruttig in the Pakistani daily, looking at Donald Trump’s refusal to do state building in Afghanistan as a major void in his Afghanistan strategy, given Afghanistan’s weak, superficial democratic institutions. He concludes:
A country as ethnically, religiously, politically and socially diverse as Afghanistan needs reliable institutions to manage and alleviate a set conflict that consists of much more than the Taliban insurgency, Daesh’s terror and the harmfully bad Afghan-Pakistani relations. To ignore this fact bodes disaster for Afghanistan’s future.
This article was last updated on 9 Mar 2020