A pact with the Taliban is unlikely to bring any respite from the ongoing violence.
For Amin Saikal's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Tehran's response to any major military assault launched by Washington could result in an uncontrollable regional inferno.
CANBERRA -- Whatever Washington's expectations, Afghan President Hamed Karzai is certainly instituting what he has called "Afghan-style democracy." His inclusion in the government of some individuals who in the past had been highly criticized as "warlords" might be prudent under present circumstances, but is ...