After Kabul – What next for Pakistan?

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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After the takeover of Kabul by the Pakistan-sponsored Taliban, one can speculate regarding which role will Islamabad play in Afghanistan’s future. This will depend of course on Islamabad’s ties with the wider Taliban in general and with the factions traditionally close to Pakistan in particular, namely the Haqqani Network. Considering the manifold support offered to the Taliban during the last two decades, ‘Pakistan has reason to anticipate a more friendly regime in Kabul’. In fact, ‘Pakistan was one of the first countries to welcome the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan,’ celebrating the event as a ‘strategic victory’. However, there are also reasons to believe that relations between the Taliban government and Islamabad will be not as easy as hoped by the Pakistani leadership. [...]

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2021
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2021 10:16
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Military science
Controlled Keywords: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Taliban, Legitimation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Taliban, Haqqani Netzwerk, Terrorismus, internationale Legitimation, Menschenrechte, Internationale Hilfe / Afghanistan, Pakistan, Taliban, Haqqani Network, terrorism, international legitimacy, human rights, international aid
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: Pakistan
other countries
Series: Themen > SADF Comment
Volume: 220
Additional Information: DOI: 10.48251/SADF.ISSN.2406-5617.C220 (der Erstausgabe)