The political and diplomatic policies of Trump administration have yet not made an impact in the world. Rather than making concrete policies for the world, the personality of Trump has overshadowed his significant role as the President of the largest democracy of the world. Be it Trump’s feud with CNN, or his role in the climate change conference, the problems have piled up for the White House. Recently, the announcement of Aghan policy for the next tenure further deteriorated the situation in the South Asia when Trump blatantly accused Pakistan of giving protection to terrorist organizations working in Afghanistan and other places, but with the accusations begged Pakistan for ‘Doing More’ which has been the cliche demand of all former US Presidents from Pakistan. Rex Tillerson has been the Secretary of State of the United States of America who has been trying to pacify the situation caused by Trump’s addresses.
It seems as if Trump is on a mission of digging concealed traps for the government and despite constant measures taken to mend worsening relationships, White House seems to fail at restoring its status as a powerful institution in the world.
Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, has been on the move for an entire month in the region of South Asia where he visited some important countries like India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan to discuss the future of the region. The aftermath of these visits in terms of their effectiveness is questionable.
This tour of Rex Tillerson has been considered of immense significance because these visits are aimed at starting the process of restoring peace on the war-fed soil of Afghanistan where America had already lost a lot. There are definitely issues with the statements and their contradictions that were given by Rex Tillerson during the visit, where the American representative tried to emphasize on the role of ‘Doing More’ from Pakistan but at the same time tried to pacify the country’s rage against the demands of Trump. In Afghanistan, Rex Tillerson categorically demanded Pakistan to play an active role in the process of eliminating terrorism but when the American Secretary of State visited Pakistan, there were only statements of appreciation for Pakistan’s role in the war against terrorism instead of any demands for further conciliation with America.
The visit seems to fail at acquiring the objectives what it initially aimed to achieve due to several contradicting statements.
Pakistan was very articulated in its stance that Pakistan has done enough for the West in terms of its sacrifices in Afghanistan and that now it was America’s turn to start an operation on its own against the terrorist sanctuaries in the devasted land of Afghanistan.