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.

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  1. Bithead says:

    I’m currently working on a post exploring the cocept that the reason the market is tanking is that investors don’t trust the WH, either. SOmehting of a parallel, there.