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complicated task of stabilizing Afghanistan is made even more complex by the
support Pakistan and other countries give the Taliban. The United States will
have to navigate this web of interests and alliances carefully. An increase in
American troop levels could deter some of the players in the region from
destabilizing the country. For now, that scenario seems likely.
The wars in Syria and Iraq have been a magnet to thousands of foreign fighters causing global concern over a new wave of transnational terrorism. Recruiting, training and the financial support for these pipelines of warrior extremists is big business and pose a threat not only to the countries at war. These ‘pipelines' have the potential to flow into new or existin...
Dr. James Jay Carafano
Pakistan, with newly-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the helm, has sparked global optimism that he will steer the nation’s economy out of the doldrums and so revive investor confidence in a country of 180 million. Already Mr Sharif has indicated he intends to do business with Pakistan’s historic ally China. But less clear is how the Sharif government plans t...