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McMaster’s South Asia visit and emerging contours of a new U.S. Af-Pak Policy

Written by Abdul Basit.

During the U.S. presidential election campaign, Donald Trump promised to end America’s second largest war in Afghanistan, after the Vietnam War, by extricating American troops from the war-torn country to focus on fighting Islamic radicalism in the Middle East. 1,120 more words

Pakistan

CRSS's Role in Pak-Afghan Unofficial Dialogue

While tensions are still rife on the state level, the Pakistani and Afghan members of the parliament, former officials, members of the civil society and media persons are holding active dialogues in Islamabad to come up with solutions on ending bilateral tensions. 724 more words

Pakistan

Af-Pak traders demand reopening of border; appreciate CRSS efforts for dialogue

A delegation of traders from both Afghanistan and Pakistan met in Islamabad to discuss issues of mutual interest and on-going tensions between both the countries. The delegations not only discussed the negative impact of Pakistan’s Torkham border closure, but also called upon the Pakistani government to reopen the border crossing with immediate effect. 582 more words

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Plus ça change? The Trump Effect on Pakistan

Written by Zoha Waseem.

How is President Donald Trump thinking about Pakistan? Analysts in Washington and Islamabad still appear perplexed. While there is much speculation, it can be argued that a major policy shift is unlikely; the agenda on Pakistan will continue being driven by three interconnected, security-related considerations: the Afghan conflict, nuclear arms race, and counterterrorism cooperation. 1,079 more words

India

Balancing Critical Choices in Afghanistan - Mian Sanaullah

What are the key factors in sustaining workable stability in Afghanistan in the wake of dwindling US interest to back up financially and militarily the war-ravaged country? 1,570 more words

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