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United States Institute of Peace: Afghanistan and Its Neighbors: An Ever Dangerous Neighborhood

Author: Marvin G. Weinbaum, Scholar-in-Residence and Director of Pakistan Studies, Middle East Institute
June 1, 2006

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Report states that predatory neighbours have been a fact of life for the Afghan state throughout most of its history. The region's opportunistic states are liable to revive their interventions in Afghanistan in the event of a faltering Kabul government or an international community that reneges on its commitments to help secure and rebuild the country. Already there are some indications that the forbearance shown by neighbors in recent years may be flagging.

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