Afghanistan’s Theorist-in-Chief

New Yorker Magazine – President Ashraf Ghani is an expert on failed states. Can he save his country from collapse?

The bigger question is – should Americans give a damn? Or, more realistically – do they give a damn? And the answer is clear – they don’t.

After 9/11, they were in favor of going after Bin Laden, and his gang – but somehow they got involved in much else. After getting nowhere – they decided to get out – only to be told they were responsible for saving the country.

This article explains what that involves. It’s a long, tiring read – but someone in America should be reading it. It is surrounded by failed states – and should have a policy for dealing with them.

But it doesn’t. It should be leading the world, but can’t even lead itself.


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