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Ret. Strategic Analyst, U.S. Army War College
Afghanistan is at a tipping point. Good policies can indeed lead to a vibrant, modern nation. Poor policies will not lead to a new Taliban government, but to a fragmented society fighting itself.
Afghanistan's Crucial Economic Transition
Deputy Editor, Council on Foreign Relations
While some analysts have lauded a regional strategy for economic growth as envisioned in the Silk Road initiative, others have been more skeptical, given the geopolitical rivalries among Afghanistan's neighbors.
An Obvious, But Ignored Strategy to Defeat the Taliban
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.
James A. Nathan
The most effective way to critically disable the Taliban is to drastically reduce their income and delegitimize them among local populations. What has not been achieved on the battlefield may yet be accomplished in the marketplace.
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