Stephen Biddle
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Middle East Strategy
Afghanistan: Peace Prospects at the Abyss

Seventeen years in, the war in Afghanistan presents a credible threat of disaster for all parties involved—or a settlement that could end the fighting on terms we can accept.

The Difference Two Years Make

Domestic politics still clashes with strategic imperatives in U.S. Afghan policy.

Is It Worth It?

Yes, but it’s a close call bound to cause the President trouble.

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