On Geopolitics

In Afghanistan, the U.S. and Pakistan Fight a Conflict of Interests

Faisel Pervaiz
South Asia Analyst, Stratfor
Nov 21, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to revoke Pakistan's non-NATO major ally status and withhold more of its aid package to compel the country to stop harboring militants in its borders. But the threats aren't working.

As the United States mulls more serious measures to try to weaken Pakistan's support for the Taliban, it will probably weaken its partnership with Islamabad instead.

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Militancy isn't the only enemy in the war-torn South Asian country; Washington is also taking on the basic forces of geopolitics....

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