Special Report: Afghanistan 2011

Special Report: Afghanistan 2011

With instability rising in Afghanistan, U.S. power in the region approaching its apex and Pakistan appearing increasingly hostile, this World Politics Review special report examines the Afghanistan War through articles published in the past year.

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U.S. Strategy

Obama’s Fragile Afghanistan Strategy
By Nikolas Gvosdev
January 14, 2011

Long-Term U.S. Presence in Afghanistan a Mistake
By Thomas P.M. Barnett
April 25, 2011

Afghanistan, Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
By Nikolas Gvosdev
February 11, 2011

In Afghanistan, Time to Step Up Taliban Reintegration
By Aidan Kirby Winn
June 8, 2011

Prioritizing for the Post-Bin-Laden Era
By Nikolas Gvosdev
May 6, 2011

What Price Victory in Afghanistan?
By Robert Farley
August 10, 2011

Obama’s Afghanistan Course Correction
By Nikolas Gvosdev
June 24, 2011


U.S. Must Accommodate Pakistan’s Interests in Afghanistan
By Michael Cohen
January 14, 2011

No Shortcuts for Pakistan on Counterterrorism
By Ahmed Humayun
April 12, 2011

Confronting U.S. Misconceptions About Pakistan
By Michael Kugelman
May 19, 2011

Friends Like These: The U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Partnership
By Jeff M. Smith
May 3, 2011

Bin Laden’s Death Could Trigger U.S.-Pakistan Reset
By Richard Weitz
May 3, 2011

U.S.-Pakistan Alliance Under Increasing Strain
By Guy Taylor
April 26, 2011

Don’t Cut Civilian Aid to Pakistan
By Ahmed Humayun
August 15, 2011


U.S. Drawdown Raises Russia’s Fears on Afghan Narcotics
By Richard Weitz
July 26, 2011

Can Afghanistan’s Counternarcotics Efforts Survive NATO Withdrawal?
By Matthew C. DuPee
July 14, 2011

Russia’s ‘Return’ to Afghanistan
By Richard Weitz
January 25, 2011

Regional Relations

U.S.-Russia Reset on Display in Afghanistan
By Nikolas Gvosdev
July 1, 2011

To Help Pakistan, Undo South Asia’s Economic Partition
By Neil Padukone
June 27, 2011

India Should Continue to Engage With Pakistan

By Neeta Lal
May 11, 2011

New Opening for India in Afghanistan?
By Harsh V. Pant
May 16, 2011

Global Insider: Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Forum
By Ishtiaq Ahmad
April 25, 2011

Why the U.S. Should ‘Give’ Af-Pak to China
By Thomas P.M. Barnett
May 30, 2011

Global Insider: China-Afghanistan Relations
By Nicklas Norling
May 18, 2011

China Ponders U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan
By Richard Weitz
September 6, 2011