In is meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Trump heaped praise on Pakistan when he should have been raising the pressure.
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Stephen Watts and Sean Mann respond to Gary Owen's critique of their piece on the future of Afghanistan, arguing that although things may not be going "great" in Afghanistan, the picture is not quite as bleak as Owen makes it out to be.
Gary Owen, the man behind the Afghanistan blog Sunny in Kabul, argues that, contrary to the relatively rosy picture of Afghanistan painted by Stephen Watts and Sean Mann in a Foreign Policy essay we ran on Lawfare a few weeks back, Afghanistan's future is pretty grim.