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High Stakes for Trump and Pakistan's Khan: Afghanistan, India, Nukes and Money

Simon Henderson

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The Hill

July 22, 2019

The military elite who decide much of Pakistan's foreign policy view Afghan stabilization efforts as a strategic opportunity for arch rival India to encircle them.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is due to walk into the Oval Office this morning for a meeting with President Trump. Also expected to be there is Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the head of the Pakistan Army. Protocol may demand that President Trump speaks principally to Khan, but the most important person on the Pakistan side will be Gen. Bajwa. Historically, Pakistani prime ministers govern but it is the country’s military-bureaucratic elite that rules...

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