A Case of Mistaken Identities: The Real Friends and Foes in the War in Afghanistan

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Siddharth Singh Chaudhari


This article explains why Pakistan supports the Afghan Taliban. It contends that Pakistan has extensive systematic incentives to do so. Furthermore, internal Pakistani dynamics enable and encourage support for the Taliban. The article considers the implications for the United States and the Afghan government. This work extends the existing literature and presents novel arguments.

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