May 11, 2009

Fred on Afghanistan and Pakistan

Friends, I am staring down the barrel of another busy week. But by the end of today, I promise a post encouraging you all to buy my friend Nick Schmidle's excellent new book on Pakistan.Until then, read this shorter piece by Fred Kaplan. I think Fred is right here. The United States and its allies cannot un-$#@% the problems of Afghanistan and Pakistan on their own. Fixing the problems requires buy-in from players across the region. Managing that will be a real trick.