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A map of the government-held, Taliban-held and contested areas in Afghanistan

Global Outlook 2017: U.S. faces vexing challenges in South Asia

The Trump administration will face major challenges in South Asia in 2017. The Taliban is likely to begin conducting major attacks, potentially making significant territorial gains. Also, India-Pakistan tensions continue to simmer; another terrorist attack could lead to a full-blown conflict. Up to now, President Trump has not made South Asia a foreign policy focus – but that may change quickly.

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