On July 22, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump will host Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House to discuss cooperation between the two countries. The meeting -- which marks a diplomatic victory for Khan -- seemed unthinkable at the beginning of 2018, when Trump’s hard-hitting words for Islamabad included accusing the South Asian country of “lies & deceit."
The ongoing peace process has yielded a recent thaw in U.S.-Pakistani relations. But without an active conflict in Afghanistan, there will be little keeping Washington from turning toward more pressing issues in the region -- namely, stemming China's rise....
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