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The Great Game

Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Poisoned Legacy of the Durand Line

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.21.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Given that the United States has a vested interest in the establishment of a secure and stable Afghan government and that Pakistan seems determined to use the Taliban and possibly other jihadist groups to ensure that doesn't happen, the issues that surround the Durand Line will continue to have an impact on the formulation of U.S. policy in the region as well as complicate U.S.-Pakistani relations.

A Paradigm Shift on the Chessboard of the Afghan "Great Game"

Khalil Nouri | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Khalil Nouri

This Pakistani rush to stack the deck in their favor in Afghanistan will fail. There can only be one legitimate way to obtain stability in Afghanistan; an all Afghan national ratification of a reconciliation process.