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New Releases. Description This book examines how dependent development and struggles for power within and outside the state apparatus led to formation of alliances with imperial powers and how the latter used these alliances to manipulate political development in Afghanistan to their own advantage. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Review Text "This is a book to inform the world of the internal dynamics of a nascent nation statein a remote part of the world that is strategically important to superpowers. This is the first insider s view of Afghanistan by an indigenous journalist-scholar who looks at the top from the bottom.
Pakistani Strategy What Pakistan seeks in Afghanistan cannot be fully understood from its official statements. Currently, there have been three major dialogue processes to facilitate peaceful conclusion of Afghan-Taliban dialogue. Russia hosts a regional dialogue in Moscow which started with Pakistan-Russia-China only; and, in its third round, it has included 11 nations.
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The last round of the Moscow Six-Party has again failed to make any breakthrough, precisely because Afghanistan government has yet to be convinced of the format of the dialogue which exclude US military representation, indicating that the U. The dialogue however, remains suspended. The return of Gulbadin Hikmatyar is considered a major success of Pakistan, which was not possible without a clear understanding with the Afghan government. Both President Ashraf Ghani and former President Hamid Karzai were in the forefront to welcome the deal as well as Hikmatyar personally.
Kabul has secured leverage over other cities and despite rampant corruption. State institutions are improving their capability and outreach. The post-war Afghan state has shown its acceptability among most of the stakeholders. The deal between Abdullah and President Ghani was made possible because of a clear distribution of power and resources. The sooner the better will be for Pakistan if they find rapprochement with the Afghan government and other Afghan stakeholders.
Negotiations with Taliban have, so far, proved to be a futile and distractive exercise that has partly legitimized Taliban, as a political actor, and undermined the authority of the Afghan government. Can India and Pakistan engage in what Afghanistan is offering them, a healthy competition by allowing the TAPI project and other investment opportunities in its natural resources, infrastructure and other sectors and other energy and trade routes to and from Afghanistan?
It is extremely difficult to imagine that Taliban can now capture all post-war state institutions, and change security institutions, military and most importantly, can overthrow the Kabul-based seat of power. As Pakistan is coming more under U. The peace deal with Gulbadin Hikmatyar has put Taliban in a difficult situation and politically weak if they continue employing violence against the government. It is likely to split up an Arab camp that has served as the American vanguard. Hirak has been the relegation of the Islamists because the protesters showed no interest in an Islamist ideology.
They are opposed to foreign interference and have warned the West, particularly the former colonial power France, from interfering in their movement. Go to Classic Site Close. Omair Anas. Thursday, 19 April GMT. Cabinet of Afghanistan.
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