Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, January 18th, 2018

How to Tackle Militancy

Strategies have changed slightly but not the results. More arrangements and planning are agreed upon but implemented hardly ever. Costs have been increasing while producing less desired outcomes. This is the case with the ongoing war in Afghanistan. In the course of past ten years, the international community involved in the process of fight against terrorism, regional countries and the government and people of Afghanistan have paid huge costs to hamper growth of extremism and keep security and peace in the region and across the world.

Battling a multilateral dilemma, the government of Afghanistan is yet too weak to stand on its own. The international community, backing president Karzai government, has contributed enormously to rebuild the country and stabilize the post-Taliban Afghanistan.

But a number of factors have resulted in poor achievement one of which is the floating nature of terrorism. The militants have been able to carry out operations and have used safe havens outside the country to reorganize and regroup their forces. The modus operandi has been also practiced inside the country when armed men are crossing provincial borders and easily change the operating location.

The government is trying to prove for the Taliban fighters that the reintegration plan is an excellent opportunity for them to lay down arms and join the government, or else, the Afghan and international forces will carry out operations to defeat them.

Nevertheless, the desirable result is yet to come out and there is no assurance if the war will be won by military operations in Afghanistan even though it still remains essential.