Tag: Hamid Karzai

Ruttig on Reconciliation

Speaking of the reconciliation/governance options before the Afghan government, don’t miss Thomas Ruttig’s Q&A at Foreign Policy. This point is worth highlighting: I find the differentiation into “reintegration” (of low and mid-level Taliban) and “reconciliation” (talk to leaders who break… Read on

I’m Really Going To Have To Hed This ‘Caught In A Bad Romance,’ Aren’t I?

Look, obviously we’re meddling in Afghan governance. We have invested tens of billions of dollars, 1000 lives and will soon have 100,000 troops in Afghanistan. We bolster subnational governance and ministerial performance; seek to influence agricultural production; and we’re building… Read on