There Is Only One Way Out of Afghanistan

For Foreign Policy, CIC senior fellow Barnett Rubin writes that the only way out of Afghanistan requires cooperation with regional powers.

"The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden has a chance to move beyond this blinkered approach. U.S. interests in Afghanistan extend beyond counterterrorism. China, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Russia—four nuclear powers, Asia’s two mega-economies, and a wily U.S. adversary—all have a stake in Afghanistan’s future, " Rubin said. "How the United States deals with these countries in the context of the Afghan peace process has profound implications for its relations with each of them and for its standing in Asia."

Read the full column in Foreign Policy here

 

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Dec 09, 2020
Barnett Rubin
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