UNRAVELING PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN STRATEGIC RELATIONS IN THE POST-US WITHDRAWAL ERA
Keywords:Strategic Relations, Security Dynamics, Post-US Withdrawal, Taliban Regime
The future and prosperity of Pakistan largely relies upon the nature of its relations with neighbouring Afghanistan. The strategic quandaries between Pakistan and Afghanistan like border issues and persistent cross-border terrorism directly affect Pakistan's domestic situation and are producing reverberating influence throughout South Asia. This paper sought to examine the strategic limitations influencing their relations significantly in the wake of American withdrawal from Afghan soil. Furthermore, elucidating the profound impacts stemming from the circumstances after the American exit, it explores the political dimensions and ramifications of their relations. To that end, this research builds multi-dimensional causal relationships and employs qualitative approaches. The study’s findings depict that these strategic constraints are deep-rooted and multifaceted with implications for regional stabilization, manifesting through traditional security conundrums, disruption of trade routes, and obstacles to economic integration. The implications of this study accentuate the pressing need for coordinated measures to promote peace and stability in the region. It concludes by presenting some policy recommendations intended to lessen the existing challenges as well as encouraging a conducive environment to ameliorate relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Bashir, Sonia. 2023. "Unravelling Pakistan-Afghanistan Strategic Relations in the Post-US Withdrawal Era." Margalla Papers 27 (2): 102-114.
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