søndag 27. august 2017

For Help in America’s Longest War, Trump Tilts Political Balance Toward India Over Pakistan

Three American presidents have spent nearly 16 years alternately cajoling, coaxing, threatening and bombing Pakistan, all with a goal of trying to change the Pakistani government’s decisions about the factions it supports in Afghanistan’s desperate civil war. The latest of those, President Trump, tried a different approach during his speech on Monday night. After chastising Pakistan for harboring militants and terrorists, he called on India — Pakistan’s archrival — to flex its economic influence in Afghanistan to help stabilize the country.