President Trump wants to win in Afghanistan. But what is victory?

President Donald Trump vows fight to win in Afghanistan. But in your opinion, at this stage what would be a victory in Afghanistan, and victory or whom for the West, for Afghans? Read few comments.

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Kabul attack: How safe is Afghanistan?

We just witnessed a huge attack in Kabul ith 80 dead. On the other hand countries like Germany are sending back ever greater numbers of asylum applicants from Afghanistan basically saying that the country is safe. This approach was paused after the attack and I know every case is different but how do you think the EU countries should deal with Afghan refugees? Read few comments.

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Does Afghanistan need more foreign troops?

US commander in Afghanistan General John Nicholson was talking about stalemate in Afghanistan, about the need for few thousands more troops. There are still more than 13 000 NATO soldiers, including 8 400 US troops, deployed to Afghanistan. Mainly in the framework of training mission Resolute Support.

General John Nicholson (Commander Resolute Support) with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit:

General John Nicholson (Commander Resolute Support) with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int

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US airstrike hit hospital in Kunduz. What repercussions may this have?

As the UN called Afghan hospital attack in Kunduz that killed 19 people possibly criminal, would you say this tragic incident may also have some repercussion for the future presence of international forces in Afghanistan? Read few comments.ň

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Dead or alive: How important is (was) Mullah Omar?

Afghan government is examining claims that Taliban’s leader Mullah Omar is dead. No matter if true or not, what was his role recently in Taliban? Even if he is dead, will it have any influence on anything in Taliban and Afghanistan? Read few comments.

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Irregular quote of the day

Jorrit Kamminga,  Policy Advisor of Oxfam Novib and Senior Visiting Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael.

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Justice for Farkhunda. But will it happen in Afghanistan?

After the lynching of innocent woman by mob in Kabul there is a hashtag #JusticeforFarkhunda, there are protests and the Afghan government said it will have to work on measures, and this incident will bring a lot of changes. So from your point of view what changes are necessary to prevent similar violence in the future and how optimistic or pessimistic are you about implementing any changes that could make a difference? Read few comments.

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