The government's impotence and the staggering insecurity in Afghanistan have left officials with much to gain from partnering with insurgents. I spoke with Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Afghanistan about the insurgent threat.
Just press 're-set.' That approach may work for Russia, but Afghanistan? I wouldn't count on it. When is comes to dealing with Afghanistan, inevitably one's understanding of "what is" and "what things seem to be" becomes pretty clouded.