How the Afghan counterinsurgency threatens Pakistan

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December 18, 2010
The Nation
by Anatol Lieven  
Posted in Commentary

"By now, almost all the likely outcomes of US strategy in Afghanistan are bad ones. They range from unending civil war, with government forces barely managing to hold their own against the Taliban, to de facto partition of the country. There is a chance that the Taliban would accept a settlement involving a timetable for the complete withdrawal of US forces and a neutral central government of respected Muslim figures, together with de facto Taliban control of the Pashtun heartland in the south and Western economic aid." (12/16/10)  

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