The biggest gainer from the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last August was widely regarded as Pakistan. Experts agreed that Islamabad had succeeded in its long-held desire of achieving strategic depth with a friendly, even controllable regime firmly in place in its war-ravaged neighbouring country. A year on, it hasn’t quite panned out like that. In fact, there is talk in the strategic community about the fact that not a single demand on Pakistan’s wishlist has been acceded to by the so-called Islamic Emirate now established in Kabul. (Read More)
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