Pakistan holds a strong hand in the Afghan war game—especially as Trump looks for ways to walk away from the table. But Trump and Imran Khan are not the only ones with a stake.
Like Trump in the U.S., Modi has encouraged ethnic and religious hatred in India and destroyed norms. In blacked-out Kashmir the silence is deafening.
“I have plans on Afghanistan that if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth. It would be gone,” Trump said on Monday.
The Pentagon is worried about China building ports for its blue water navy in strategic locations. Gwadar on the Arabian Sea near the Strait of Hormuz is a prime example.
Hundreds of millions cast their ballots, and the man who billed himself as India’s ‘watchman’ won big after bombing Pakistan. His bellicosity may have been the key to victory.
For a few days in February two nuclear powers stood at the brink of war. This will happen again and if, or when, there is a South Asian Armageddon you’ll find the reasons here.
A reporter’s travels through one of the most beautiful and most explosive regions of the world, and one of the least understood. This is the fifth and final chapter.