4 min read.Updated: 28 Aug 2017, 04:42 AM ISTW.P.S.Sidhu
The new US-India partnership over Afghanistan, along with the cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, would serve New Delhi's economic and strategic interests well
US President Donald Trump’s much anticipated speech outlining his administration’s approach to the quagmire in Afghanistan was uncharacteristic. It was cogent, coherent, logical, even compelling, and stayed on message. It was what one would expect of any significant foreign policy initiative but unlike most of the speeches that have become the hallmark of a president used to letting his stream of consciousness flow unfettered. A disappointed headline in The Atlantic summed it up as: “Trump’s Depressingly Normal Speech About Afghanistan".