Afghanistan's woes expose power moves on Asia's chessboard- Nikkei Asian Review:
Thirteen years after Afghanistan promulgated a constitution, the country has yet to find a way out of chaos. There is no denying that the tug of war over this poor country among Pakistan, the U.S. and Russia could have repercussions on China, India and other Asian nations. The Taliban denied any involvement in the attack, and other anti-government militant groups also have not claimed responsibility. On June 2, Afghan citizens took to the streets in protest against President Ashraf Ghani for failing to prevent the bombing. At one point police started shooting, leaving five people dead and 10 wounded.