Afghan conflict: Can something good come out of Trump's presidency? - Deutsche Welle
Experts expect a tougher stance from US president-elect Trump on Islamic militancy in Afghanistan and Pakistan than Obama. Trump's focus is more on Islamabad than Kabul, but can he afford to disturb the regional balance?
Anwar Ul-Haq Ahady, a former Afghan finance minister, says it will take some time for Trump to determine his policies for Afghanistan and Pakistan. What is certain at this point, he said, is that the US will not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan until there is some sort of stability in the country.
"We have to wait and see what policy Trump chalks out for Afghanistan and the region," Ahady told DW. - Read More
But Michael Kugelman, a senior associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, says that Trump likes to look at things in black and white, and this means his stance on Taliban militancy will be clear-cut. - Read More
Afghan conflict: Can something good come out of Trump's presidency?