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The void in Trump’s Afghanistan strategy

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Daily Times, 26 August 2017

Op-ed by AA’s Thomas Ruttig in the Pakistani daily, looking at Donald Trump’s refusal to do state building in Afghanistan as a major void in his Afghanistan strategy, given Afghanistan’s weak, superficial democratic institutions. He concludes:

A country as ethnically, religiously, politically and socially diverse as Afghanistan needs reliable institutions to manage and alleviate a set conflict that consists of much more than the Taliban insurgency, Daesh’s terror and the harmfully bad Afghan-Pakistani relations. To ignore this fact bodes disaster for Afghanistan’s future.