Republicans submitted to the US Congress a bill designed to end hostilities in Afghanistan, which has been going on since 2001.
Sources in the Russian law enforcement agencies, citing data from closed communication channels with the Defense Ministries of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan, say that the operation to prepare a large-scale hybrid offensive against Russia through
Barely acknowledged by the mainstream media, in 2000-2001 the Taliban government –with the support of the United Nations (UNODC) – implemented a successful ban on poppy cultivation.
NATO begins to gather forces.
American efforts in Afghanistan are back to square one these days as a second troop surge seems to be on the cards, recently Gen Nicholson apprised the Senate that thousands of troops are required in Afghanistan as the U.S.
It is true that US-Pakistan relations deteriorated after 2011. The Laden, Salala and Raymond events were responsible for that. But I doubt that the US has finally lost influence in Pakistan's intelligence services.
Russia brings regional countries on board against terrorism.