By Neamat Nojumi

The publication demands rethinking U.S. coverage towards selling Afghanistan as a local fiscal hub in Southwest and vital Asia because it matches in the broader nationwide safeguard curiosity of the neighborhood states. It argues for outlining Afghanistan in the U.S. nationwide defense pursuits in Southwest and critical Asia, together with Iran, and provides severe strategic instruments for Washington to help political openness and reforms that may stability China and Russia, in addition to extra successfully deal with Iran’s nearby habit. It hyperlinks the U.S. coverage strategy in Southwest and vital Asia because the “missing leg” of Washington’s East Asia coverage. The ebook defines the strategic pursuits of every of Afghanistan’s neighboring states and key local actors to give an explanation for why a rethinking of the U.S. function in Afghanistan may help the emergence of a brand new neighborhood order in Southwest and valuable Asia, which in flip can embolden a unfastened marketplace financial system and a becoming political openness improved to authoritarianism and Islamist militancy.

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