Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Great Decisions 2017 | Topic 7
Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades.
Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The incoming administration has a choice: will it maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown or withdraw completely? Does the U.S. face a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Great Decisions Resources
- Index to Great Decisions Topics
- Global Discussion Questions
- Introduction: Continuity and Change in American Foreign Policy
- Adrift in Afghanistan
- In Afghanistan, Trump is Poised to Re-Escalate a Hopeless War
- Managing the Long War
- Afghanistan opium production up 43% —UN drugs watchdog
- A Deadly Triangle: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India
- How The U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan Have Changed Under Obama
- It’s Complicated: The Relationship Between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Taliban
- The Trump administration and Afghanistan
- Who are the Taliban?
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