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Opinion: Here's What A True U.S.-Pakistan 'Reset' Should Look Like

Reconciling competing interests in Afghanistan will be the ultimate test of a U.S.-Pakistan reset, writes

Shamila N. Chaudhary (@ShamilaCh) is senior adviser to the dean at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a fellow at the school's Foreign Policy Institute and senior fellow at New America. She served as director for Pakistan and Afghanistan on the National Security Council during the Obama administration.

    As he boarded his flight to Pakistan earlier this week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained the purpose of his visit: "New leader there, wanted to get out there at the beginning of his time in an effort to reset the relationship between the two countries."

    There is plenty to reset. Relations between the U.S. and Pakistan are badly strained. And while it

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