Hence inclusion of China in the process is essential to move Pakistan in the right direction and keep it on board.
The US remains the dominant foreign power for both Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the increasing alignment of US and China's interests and the development of US-China cooperation on Afghan issues reduces Pakistan's ability to play one against the other.
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US-China cooperation may also turn into a durable partnership that will be needed to monitor and implement any agreement.
Therefore these four powers must reach agreement on the framework for negotiation.
Therefore as a first step Afghanistan must offer to build trust with Pakistan, as Ghani tried to do starting with his November 2014 visit to Pakistan.
Economic cooperation such as the Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India (TAPI) pipeline will reinforce such confidence building measures and provide incentives to reach agreement.
Pakistan, specifically the military, intends to keep pressuring Afghanistan to counter Kabul's perceived alignment with India and the longstanding bilateral issues between the two countries.
These mainly concern the status of the boundary between the two countries, which Afghanistan calls the "Durand Line" and has never officially recognised.
A few years ago, she received what appeared to be a promising email on the dating site He said he was a widower with an adorable daughter — the type of man and family that she'd been looking for, and most of all, he seemed very interested in Schuster.
“I just thought my prayers are being answered," she told VOA.
Whether or not various Taliban groups accept that internationally agreed framework will constitute the working definition of those who "choose peace or terrorism", in Ghani's words.
Those who refuse this framework should be dealt with militarily in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In the latest attempt to find a solution to the nearly 38-year-old war in Afghanistan, diplomats from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States, and China will meet in Islamabad on January 11.