Trump’s ‘new’ Afghanistan Policy: a critique

Abdullah Yusuf, Joseph Royce, Tom Merritt (Lead / Corresponding author)

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President Trump’s recently announced Afghanistan policy puts US geopolitical and economic interests first. It appears little concerned with developing peace, infrastructure, and public confidence in Afghanistan itself. It also risks stoking regional rivalries, notably between India and Pakistan. Thomas Merritt, Abdullah Yusuf, and Joseph Royce cast a critical eye across the issues.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationCABLE - Scotland's monthly online international affairs magazine
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • Armed conflict
  • geopolitics


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