Mohammad Anil Qasemi
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Letter from Kabul

The writer is an entrepreneur, youth activist and a survivor of the terror attack in Kabul university.

POLITICS

 |  Letter from Kabul  |   6-minute read

Piecing peace together: Why calm in Afghanistan is not just a dream for Hekmat Khalil Karzai

Former deputy Afghan foreign minister Hekmat Karzai discusses the Taliban’s take on peace, how America should withdraw troops and how he moved on from the deep despair of his brother's killing.

POLITICS

 |  Letter from Kabul  |   3-minute read

War, peace and IPL: What my meeting with Rula Ghani, the First Lady of Afghanistan, was made of

Rula Ghani says she does things differently, in her own way. A tête-à-tête later, we wouldn't disagree.

POLITICS

 |  Letter from Kabul  |   4-minute read

Old friends, continuing partners: Why India is crucial for Afghanistan's stability and growth

India is Afghanistan's biggest regional donor and has helped the war-torn country with over $3 billion in assistance. But there are deeper bonds between the two nations.

POLITICS

 |  Letter from Kabul  |   6-minute read

Letter from Kabul: Why India can be a great role model for Afghanistan

Even as Kabul confronts an uncertain future, the president of the American University in Afghanistan, Dr Kenneth Holland, hopes that Afghanistan can learn from India the great benefits of people living together peacefully.

POLITICS

 |  Letter from Kabul  |   4-minute read

Despite Donald Trump, India and the US have a cherished place in Afghan hearts

The US President has mocked Indian PM Modi for work done in Afghanistan. But we Afghans value what India does for us, and the deep bond we share.

POLITICS

 |  Letter from Kabul  |   4-minute read

Between hope and barbarism: Donald Trump's announcement of troop withdrawal has left Afghanistan on a knife-edge

There is dismay in international capitals, and in Kabul too. Too much blood, sweat and tears have been shed to give up on the Afghanistan dream now.

POLITICS

 |  Letter from Kabul  |   5-minute read

'Afghanistan is beyond redemption'. No, not every country thinks like that

Sweden's Ambassador to Afghanistan, Tobias Thyberg finds his posting in Kabul the most meaningful in his career.

VOICES

 |  Letter from Kabul  |   5-minute read