Afghanistan has faced one of the most devastating conflicts of our time, and Pakistan has suffered by becoming a crisis state.
Washington is obsessed, however valid its concerns may be, with competition with China.
Neither India nor Pakistan is now pushed about talking.
The Taliban are seeking a military solution.
Pakistan seems to be hoping for a reset in ties.
Conviction won’t solve America’s problems.
The US had lost its bearings long before Trump.
The US knows that engagement with Pakistan is necessary.
The US president’s remarks are political, not policy statements.
Afghanistan can only be fixed by the Afghans, but they need Pakistan’s help not hindrance.
There is going to be a fierce clash of wills.
We should not persist in our traditional support for the Taliban.
Good governance is central to a nation’s rise.
History’s shadow has darkened the two states’ view of each other.
The US will demand too much and Pakistan expect too much.
How has India’s Pakistan policy endured for so long?
The US is not known for handling complexity in foreign affairs.
It is not Pakistan but its services that have been important to the US.
Our present approach is not getting the Kashmiris anywhere.
We may not be isolated but we are stranded.