South Asia: A Matter of Trust
Over the next three days, a high level delegation of U.S., Afghan, and Pakistani officials will meet to “seriously deal with the hard issues: how do the Afghans want to deal with [the insurgent activity on] their border, how to do this better, how to undermine those insurgents that run across their territory,” Laura Rozen reports for The Cable.
As I explain in my New Atlanticist piece, “Trust Deficit Undermines U.S.-Pakistan-Afghanistan Cooperation,” though, it’s a wee bit more complicated than updating tactics. The bottom line is that the three countries don’t much trust one another. And for good reason.