Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran forming quadrilateral design to urge a new security perception in Afghanistan.
By: Halimullah Kousary
February 19, 2017
Russia, China and Pakistantry to urge a new perceptionof the security situation in through this meeting. This perception paints ISIL as the real threat and the strategy espoused to fight it goes contrary to Kabul’s reiterated argument that the solution to the ongoing war rests in reaching understanding among the regional states. Recently, there has been growing preferential treatment in the region in favor of non-state actors and prioritization offight against one militant group (Islamic State, Khorasan Chapter, ISK)andstaking national security interests on another (Taliban).