Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani).
"They are riding a tiger that they cannot control": Pakistan and the future of Afghanistan
January 27, 2016,
Pakistan has historically been a major influence in conflicts in Afghanistan due to its shared Pashtun population, shifting alliances in the Cold War, and Pakistan’s support for the Taliban, explains Vanda Felbab-Brown. Due to complex relationships with China, the United States, and the Afghan government, if any negotiations occur with the Taliban, one should not expect immediate results, Felbab-Brown argues.