A Political and Literary Forum
In 1978, Afghanistan had achieved food security for a population of 15 million. Today, Afghanistan is extremely dependent on aid and imports.
Graciana del Castillo
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed discusses the findings of his research into U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan and their effects on the region.
Any story of war is a story of elites preying on the weak, the gullible, the marginal, the poor.
An Interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran
David V. Johnson
Coming home after Navy Seal duty.
History shows that forcing rulers from power rarely works. Even apparently successful regime changes often leads to bitter civil war.
Alexander B. Downes
News of Osama bin Laden’s killing by U.S. special forces at a compound near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad has sunk in. News of al Qaeda’s demise, on the other hand, has not.
Fawaz A. Gerges
Can a colonialist strategy be reinvented?
Counterinsurgency doesn’t make sense. It asks soldiers, concerned primarily with survival, to be Wyatt Earp and Mother Theresa.
Afghan elites face a corrosive past.
Barnett R. Rubin
Selling out Afghanistan.
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Jonathan Beecher Field
Kevin P. Donovan, Emma Park
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