V. V. SERGEEV Key words: Pakistan, Afghanistan, States, One of the main points of the new strategy for Afghanistan announced in December 2009 was US President Barack Obama. Obama called effective partnership with Pakistan*. Washington is making great efforts to involve Islamabad in an active crackdown on the Pakistani Taliban, al-Qaeda havens and the Afghan armed opposition in the Tribal Zone on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. However, Pakistan's position is far from clear. This is stated in the article by V. V. Sergeev. The impact of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (IRP) on Afghan affairs and the state of affairs on the Afghan-Pakistani border in the Tribal Zone is one of the key factors determining the outcome of the war in Afghanistan of the international coalition, the backbone of which is made up of NATO troops led by the United States. Since President Asif Ali Zardari came to power, Islamabad has stepped up its fight against the Pakistani Taliban. But Pakistan's position remains ambivalent. It is influenced by such long-term fundamental factors as Pakistan's interest in drawing Afghanistan into its zone of influence, the widespread spread of extremist Muslim groups in the country and their tacit use in the Kashmir conflict and regional rivalry with India by certain circles, primarily by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Some American experts even believe that Pakistan, including the current government, is maneuvering between concessions in the interests of Washington and secret support for the DT. IN THE NETWORKS OF EXTREMIST ISLAMISM Many military operations of the Pakistani army against the local Taliban, which were conducted in 2002-2008, often ended in failure, which still happens today. This is due to the fact that a number of high-ranking representatives of the Pakistani army have clan and kinship ties with residents of the North - Western Border Province of Pakistan (NWFP) - the birthplace and stronghold of the local Taliban Movement. Sinc ... Read more

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