Friday, April 26, 2013

Pakistan's double, or triple, game in Afghanistan (BBC documentary)

I happened to run across the links to this BBC documentary (in two parts) on a Pakistani website, where they were discussing this question: Afghans love India and hate Pakistan. How can we trust each other again?
The documentary helps explain, among other things, why Afghans express more hostility for Pakistan than for any other foreign country.

For anyone who has been following the news about Afghanistan (and the AfPak relationship) over the past decade or so, there isn't much here that is really new or surprising. But if you'd like to see the overall story pulled together clearly, this is a well-made and informative account.

—Jeff Weintraub