It is refreshing to see that Afghanistan finally has a president committed to enforcing peace in the region and ridding the country of the menace of Taliban. The way President Ashraf Ghani is going back and forth between peace talks with the Pakistani government and the Taliban regime shows his sincere effort towards establishing peace and harmony for his people in a land ridden with endless violence.
Though the author of the article, ‘New Overtures’, has expressed concern over the President’s strategy of putting ‘all eggs in one basket’, I believe he is exhausting every avenue that he has to ensure an end to violence in his country. In order to strengthen its position on the diplomatic front, Ashraf Ghani has sought the assistance of its closest and oldest ally, Pakistan. He is trying to reach a peaceful solution that is viable to both parties through negotiations with the Taliban. If this isn’t a well thought out strategy towards combating aggression and antagonism in the region, then I don’t know what is.