We learned today that General John Allen, whose primary responsibilities in Afghanistan included emailing Jilly Kelley and apologizing for killing Afghan civilians, decided that he would retire and not seek the top NATO spot in Europe. It’s rumored that the next SACEUR will actually have his own email account, vs. the telegraph that NATO had [...]
South Asia News & Analysis Archive
Since the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC in 2001, significant international effort has been poured into creating a stable and secure Afghanistan. Critical questions about what the future holds for Afghanistan and its neighbors linger, especially with the looming deadline for ISAF to turn over responsibility for security to the government of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s religious, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and political identities are far from monolithic, and this makes it challenging to predict emerging social, political, and economic trends and a difficult environment to navigate. And even though Pakistan’s relations with major stakeholders in Afghanistan’s stability and security have dramatically deteriorated over the past several years, the country will remain an absolutely critical component of securing peace and stability in South and Central Asia.
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Photo credit: US Air Force Sergeant Bradley Lail via ISAF Media