US President Donald Trump has committed the United States to a continued presence in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump has committed the United States to a continued presence in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump has committed the United States to a continued presence in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

Trump wrong to ignore China’s role in future Afghan policy

US president is short-sighted in focusing on only Pakistan and India’s influence as he tries to end America’s longest war, writes Ankit Panda

US President Donald Trump has committed the United States to a continued presence in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump has committed the United States to a continued presence in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump has committed the United States to a continued presence in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.