While the ultimate objective still remains political reconciliation in Afghanistan, the route by which the parties get there will be vastly different under the Trump administration.
Despite the military and neoconservatives sharing hostility toward certain states, they don’t always see eye to eye, especially in terms of garnering multilateral support.
The visit shows the far-reaching portfolio of Kushner, who is part of Trump’s innermost circle and has been given a wide range of domestic and foreign policy responsibilities
Proponents say it would provide US commanders on the ground greater flexibility to respond to unforeseen challenges on the battlefield.
The US military estimates that ISIS drew 45,000 foreign fighters from more than 100 nations around the world and is a trans-regional threat.
Trump’s choice of James Mattis for defence secretary has been commended by both Republicans and Democrats.
In an unexpected move, Erdogan has said that as a one-off gesture, he would drop all lawsuits filed against people for insulting him.
Suspecting rival Fethullah Gulen’s influence through military schools. the Turkish president wants to reduce the power of the army.
According to a United Nations report, at least 1,601 civilians were killed and 3,565 wounded in the war in the first six months of 2016.