US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Implications for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Akbar, Muqarrab
July 2015
Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences (PJSS);2015, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p1109
Academic Journal
This article profiles the genesis of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 and the challenges and implication for the region in terms of destabilization. The unexpected uprising of Taliban and militants after 10 years of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) has convinced American and allied forces to negotiate with all forces in Afghanistan for better future of local people and global security. The paper will analyze the causes of US withdrawal from Afghanistan. It will highlight the implications of withdrawal on the region in general and Pakistan in particular. The concerns of Pakistan and Afghanistan regarding the post withdrawal situation in Afghanistan will be discussed and critically analyzed. The US policy of stationing some troops after withdrawal will also be elaborated.


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