The country’s 2004 constitution permits significant local control. Actually practicing it could protect women and minorities in the event of a Taliban takeover in Kabul.
At long last, the U.S. is turning to legitimate, multilateral diplomacy to end America’s longest war.
Withdrawing even some of the U.S. troops, planes, drones and bombers from Afghanistan will reduce the killing.
Trump has sent more new troops to the Middle East than he’s bringing home from Afghanistan.
Even if Trump manages to end the war in Afghanistan, he’s fueling other wars that will be even more devastating.
Despite the bloody headlines, a slow-motion alignment of interests could mean peace in Afghanistan — if the Trump administration cooperates.
If Trump wants a successful South Asia policy, he’d best start by mending fences with Pakistan.
Military leaders want more troops to help prop up an unaccountable Afghan government — one that even Afghans aren’t interested in dying for.
Despite President Obama’s promises of a drawdown in Afghanistan, the United States is settling in for the long haul.
Pakistan cracks down on its militants to control, not extinguish, their movements.