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From Great Game to Grand Bargain

Ending Chaos in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Authors: Barnett R. Rubin, and Ahmed Rashid, Journalist and Author, Lahore
November/December 2008
Foreign Affairs


Afghanistan and Pakistan are in crisis. More U.S. troops, more money, and attacks into Pakistan's lawless tribal areas will do little to counter the growing threats or avert chaos. U.S. strategy must seek a diplomatic grand bargain-forging compromise with insurgents while addressing an array of regional rivalries and insecurities.

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