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Francis Fukuyama
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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
May 31, 2012

Getting Out of Afghanistan

President Obama’s signing of a strategic partnership agreement with President Karzai on May 1 and the ratification of a wind-down plan by NATO at its recent summit in Chicago in theory set the terms for the kind of presence the US will have after the “withdrawal” of US forces from that country in 2014. Of […]

December 3, 2009

Why I like the Afghan timetable

I am probably the only person in the United States who actually likes the fact that President Obama set an 18 month timetable for the beginning of a drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan in his speech on Tuesday night.  Republicans have been attacking it because they say that it sends a signal of weak […]

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