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Impediments to the US mission in Afghanistan

The Trump administration’s decision to halve the size of the US troop presence in Afghanistan indicates a failure of Washington’s Afghan strategy rather than the diminution of the country’s geopolitical importance. The administration has experimented with both coercive and conciliatory strategies – but in vain. Afghanistan remains unstable due to the unfathomable sway of the […]