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How the Cross-Border Tribes Living between Afghanistan and Pakistan Impact Regional Politics

Read: The Afghan Factor in Biden’s Iran Foreign PolicyFazal Wahid, a researcher and lecture at Peshawer University indicates that the inability of the United States to apply the carrot and stick strategy effectively in Afghanistan prompted Pakistan in 2003 to move its armed forces into KP in an impetuous manner, resulting in failure and the militarization of the tribal belt.

How Djibouti Surrounded Itself by Military Bases

Read: Piracy and the Global Military Presence in the Gulf of AdenMoreover, the fight against Al-Shabab in Somalia, counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, and the Saudi-Iran competition over Yemen have invited new global actors such as China and Japan which also seek to establish military bases in the country.