Arif Rafiq is president of Vizier Consulting, LLC, a political risk advisory firm focused on the Middle East and South Asia. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. He received an MA in Arab Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
In Afghanistan, one step forward, but peace still a far leap
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