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Foreign Affairs: Saving Afghanistan

Author: Barnett R. Rubin
January/February 2007

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An article by Barnett R Rubin in Foreign Affairs, arguing that with the Taliban resurgent, reconstruction faltering, and opium poppy cultivation at an all-time high, Afghanistan is at risk of collapsing into chaos. Rubin argues that if Washington wants to save the international effort there, it must increase its commitment to the area and rethink its strategy–especially its approach to Pakistan, which continues to give sanctuary to insurgents on its tribal frontier.

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