December 3, 2012

Toward a Pak-Afghan Reconciliation?

C. Raja Mohan, Indian Express

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Can Pakistan and Afghanistan be real friends? Should Delhi be worried about the talk of a ‘strategic partnership’ between Kabul and Islamabad? My answer to the first question is a conditional ‘yes’, and a clear ‘no’ to the second.

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