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Pakistan and Afghanistan both share quite a few of the same things. A porous border, a sizable Pashtun community as well as having close economic ties.

It makes sense then that the Pakistani government is monitoring their neighbor closely to see whether the security situation turns out for the better or worst, particularly in regards to how that affects India’s influence on the region.

Dr Nadeem Malik, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Melbourne has been invited to give the rundown on the situation and discusses what Pakistani might have to gain from the new Taliban regime.

Produced By: Evan Wallace

Featured In Story: Senior Lecturer in Development Studies. Doctor Nadeem Malik – University of Melbourne

First aired on The Wire, Monday 30 August 2021