Three aspects symbolize the state of affairs in and around Afghanistan in 2018: the fragmentation of domestic political actors, the increasing desecuritization of rhetoric with respect to Afghanistan by neighboring countries, and the diversification of Afghanistan’s global partners. While the US strategy showed signs of stalling amid increasing violence and the fragmentation of local actors, there are changes in the attitude of neighboring states.
Afghanistan in 2018: Shifts in Domestic, Regional, and Global Dynamics
Timur Dadabaev is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Special Program in Japanese and Eurasian Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org.>
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Timur Dadabaev; Afghanistan in 2018: Shifts in Domestic, Regional, and Global Dynamics. Asian Survey 1 February 2019; 59 (1): 114–123. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.114
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