Analysis: From Hammer And Anvil To Drones
At the end of the day in it appears that in this bloody game of International Politics both sides across the Durand Line are using militants as proxies to extend their interests at the cost of Pastuns living in the borderlands.
Socio Economic effects of War on Terror on the borderlands.
Pashtuns Live on either side of the Border. As President Hamid Karzai said the line has divided two brothers. Pashtuns strictly follow their rituals called Pashtunwali which (reference Laary P. Goodson, Afghanistan’s endless war: State Failure, Regional Politics and the Rise of the Taliban. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2001). is based on:
Hewad: Love and defense of all Pashtun People
Nang: Pride, prestige, etsteem
Meranah: Service to Manhood
Milmastia: Hospitality and complete protection of guest
Nanawati: Requirement to provide asylum/refugee even to bitter enemies if