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How the ‘deadly embrace’ of US has an impact in Pak, Afghan

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16.03.2019

The US and the Afghan Taliban may be walking together but they have different destinations. The Americans are looking for an exit from the war, and the Taliban want the withdrawal of US forces so that they can win the war. If they do get a deal, it might just be half a deal. The war we know may end but the conflict will continue.

Afghanistan’s fundamental problems go beyond any US-Taliban deal. The Taliban are a problem, not the solution. Pakistan may yet again be saddled with an abandoned war whose complexity it cannot resolve. As Henry Kissinger warned in his book Diplomacy, America has the habit of solving one crisis by creating another. It is dangerous to get involved in America’s wars where the US is always the commanding force of change, often with a flawed strategy.

Since it became a superpower, the US has been getting into wars and exiting impulsively creating consequences for itself and its partners. The wars were incited by an overweening pride in its military power and prompted by domestic political........

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