Saturday, 30 April 2016

Why Ashraf Ghani’s New Strategy Won’t Work

Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani’s New Strategy Won’t Work | The Diplomat
First, the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, exacerbated by the Taliban’s relentless bombing campaign, has weakened Ghani politically at home. Domestically, with growing pressure from opposition parties and even from some factions of his own government, Ghani’s position has become so precarious that he can no longer afford to wait for the peace talks, which have yielded no results. Clearly, Ghani’s policy of reaching out to Pakistan has not worked as Islamabad has been unable to put into effect its so-called and much talked about “influence” over the Afghan Taliban.

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