Afghanistan in review

With the release of President Barack Obama’s review of his administration’s Afghanistan strategy review, the editors of AfPak Channel asked our own contributing experts to weigh in on the state of the war in Afghanistan. Below is a brief "review," an assessment of the on-the-ground views of international forces in some of Afghanistan’s most dangerous ...

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With the release of President Barack Obama's review of his administration's Afghanistan strategy review, the editors of AfPak Channel asked our own contributing experts to weigh in on the state of the war in Afghanistan. Below is a brief "review," an assessment of the on-the-ground views of international forces in some of Afghanistan's most dangerous areas, a look forward at political reforms, and the possibility of a regional economic strategy to bring stability to the country:

One year later: tactical success without strategic progress - By Caroline Wadhams The good, the bad, and the ugly in Afghanistan - By Norine MacDonald A future strategy should place political objectives first - By Scott Worden Can economics help bring peace to Afghanistan? - By Gerard Russell

With the release of President Barack Obama’s review of his administration’s Afghanistan strategy review, the editors of AfPak Channel asked our own contributing experts to weigh in on the state of the war in Afghanistan. Below is a brief "review," an assessment of the on-the-ground views of international forces in some of Afghanistan’s most dangerous areas, a look forward at political reforms, and the possibility of a regional economic strategy to bring stability to the country:

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