US withdrawal from Afghanistan has magnified the complexity of Afghanistan’s geopolitics. It can be debated whether the US is going to leave the region as it has agreed at Doha. The points considered in this report encompass three possibilities; a complete withdrawal of the US from Afghanistan in terms of military and financial support, a military withdrawal only, and, extension in its current status. In this case, three key factors would shape Afghanistan’s condition and following the Intra-Afghan talks; Iran & Russia, Pakistan & China, and India.
A research team from the Centre for Social and Political Research visited Gilgit Baltistan to hold a series of talks with political representatives, social leaders as well as the local people to probe into the historical background, public opinion and political dynamics that revolve around the decision of Pakistani state to grant a provisional provincial status to the region. This report also examines the topic on the macro level discussing international conflicts regarding this region and the micro level as well discovering the cultural factors that determine the public opinion.