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Recommended reading on Afghanistan

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20 October 2009 13:24

In an effort to contribute to The Interpreter's debate on Afghanistan, I want to draw attention to this article by Steve Coll. It does the best job I have seen of setting out the arguments in favour of continued US effort in Afghanistan, while recognising the difficulties and risks involved. Indeed, I would argue it is one of the best things written in the current debate, full stop. It also provides good answers to those who argue that US interests in Afghanistan and the broader region are limited.

Coll, who heads the New America Foundation, has long experience in South Asia as a foreign correspondent and is the author of Ghost Wars, the Pulitzer Prize-winning account of al Qaeda's rise in Afghanistan (which I would also heartily recommend).

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