After the declaration of Ashraf Ghani as the president

Afghanistan is no closer to peace

The U.S. just wants to get out of a lost war. Mr. Ghani wants to retain his presidency. Mr. Abdullah may want to make sure there is power sharing with the Opposition.

For success of talks, conditional peace deal crucial

US President Trump has conditionally approved a peace deal with the Taliban leadership saying that the agreement will be signed if the Taliban prove their commitment to a durable reduction of violence over a test period of about seven days later this month.

Ghani: Taliban may be up to some kind of deceit

Ghani said that just two days ago the Taliban had told their allies that they had decided the west, will do the same to the government and will eventually, conquer Afghanistan by force.