It could work, if U.S. troops don't leave too soon.
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An explainer on the legal background of Jammu and Kashmir, the mechanics through which the Indian government acted, and the open questions around the government’s legal reasoning and likely next steps.
On Aug. 5, the Indian government announced that the “special status” accorded to the state Jammu and Kashmir—which includes Ladakh—was no more. Christine Fair explains the historical and political context.
If the Taliban won't meet with the Afghan government, why would the United States think they're serious about negotiating?
Beijing’s efforts to expand Islamabad’s dependence on its currency relies on a postwar U.S. playbook.
Do drone strikes really drive terrorist recruitment? Interviews with militants, tribal leaders, and Pakistani intelligence suggest it might not.
A summary of the International Religious Freedom Act, the law underlying Pakistan's recent placement on a State Department watch list of countries that engage in or allow “severe violations of religious freedom.”
Washington's narrow focus on the Haqqani Network in Pakistan is missing the forest for the trees.
When it comes to diplomacy in Afghanistan, President Trump should take his own advice.
The case against involvement focuses on the considerable cost of past U.S. efforts and the seeming futility of attempts to improve the situation.