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Picking Up the Pieces
Unraveling Afghanistan

Having spun an artificial Afghan state into existence, we can’t leave without it crashing into the ground.

Appeared in: Volume 09, Number 3 | Published on: December 19, 2013
Pauline H. Baker is president emeritus of the Fund for Peace. She visited Afghanistan with a Council on Foreign Relations delegation in May 2013. She thanks Sarah Chayes and Stephen Biddle for their insights. The views expressed here are solely the responsibility of the author.
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