• Abdul Qadir
  • Shazia Jaffar


Strategic Depth, zero-sum, Durrand line, reconciliation, drawdown, repercussions.


After thirteen years of war in Afghanistan the coalition forces are
withdrawing from Afghanistan with a stalemate between the Taliban and
Afghan government. The war in Afghanistan has been catastrophic for
Pakistan with thousands of lives lost and the economy in shambles. The
withdrawal of NATO forces will not result in relief for neighboring
countries as each will be vying for more power in Afghanistan. In case of
any civil war in Afghanistan, Pakistan will continue to bear the brunt of
losses on many levels.

Author Biographies

Abdul Qadir

Scholar of UOb 

Shazia Jaffar

Assistant Professor in Pakistan Study Centre of UOb 


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