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Why has Islamabad repeatedly turned a deaf ear to American calls to target the Haqqani Network? Understanding the complex dynamics surrounding the Haqqani Network, including the extent to which it is supported by Pakistan, and what this ultimately means for the future of peace in South Asia is very crucial to answer this question.
Diplomacy is often about choosing the lesser of two evils. This holds true when it comes to managing enduring problems between India and Pakistan. The comprehensive bilateral dialogue process between the two countries has again come under severe strain due to the remarks of Pakistan's high commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, that "peace process between India and Pakistan in suspended." This has highlighted the fragility and precariousness underpinning the ties between India and Pakistan.