An arms deal with India would not be helpful for regional stability or for the balance that Afghanistan needs between India and Pakistan.
The untapped mineral resouces of Afghanistan estimated to worth up to $3 trillion is considered to play a vital role in the economy of the country.
Russia is involved in a series of ambitious construction projects in Afghanistan, including rebuilding its Soviet-era cultural center.
Aside from dreaming big dreams, there is now a perceptible change in lifestyle and standard of living in Afghanistan, not just in Kabul but also in the countryside.
For the West, talking to the Taliban became a part of its exit strategy. For the Taliban, perhaps it is the beginning of the endgame.
The withdrawal of troops could become the pretext for the Americans create long-term bases, and for consolidation in the region of Central Asia and the Caspian Sea at the same time.
The president has set 2014 as the target for withdrawing most of the troops but the decision is a delicate one as sufficient forces must stay behind to train and support Afghan forces and carry out some operations.
The more reasonable explanation is that the US is once again in denial about killings facing growing Afghan unrest in the face of evidence of their indiscriminate use of force in populated areas.
The MoD estimated that the cost of bringing British equipment back from Afghanistan would be anything between £1bn and £2bn.
U.S. agencies need to have assurance from the Afghan government that” U.S. tax dollars “used to build schools, roads, health clinics, water treatment facilities.
The British and US forces were working to make Afghanistan a safer place.
Most Afghan troops cannot read or write English, let alone their own language. Also, most Afghans prefer to learn how to fight.
However, it’s said that more 150,000 Pakistani troops are stationed on the Afghan border.
It is a shame that the CIA's supposedly secret drones campaign marks such a sharp departure from both, following on from earlier policy catastrophes such as Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib.
Absence of school buildings, dilapidated roads and health clinics has made life of the dwellers miserable.
Netanyahu promised Kerry he would "rein in" settlement construction in both the West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem until mid-June in light of US efforts to renew negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
The local authorities and prominent leaders in Afghanistan are making great efforts and are in close contact with the group that captured our citizens.
Karzai's office elaborated vaguely that funds have underwritten "operations, assisting wounded Afghan soldiers and paying rent.
The operation, according to the source was carried out in Achin district, where the counter-drug forces faced no threat.
The minister for economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal who had attended the conference, said annually 500,000 manpower join the job market but the government had no enough capacity to hire them.