Why Regional Solutions Won’t Help Afghanistan The Myth of Neighborly Harmony
by George Gavrilis | October 18, 2011 | © Foreign Affairs
Summary: In the lead up to the November 2 Istanbul Conference on Afghanistan, the United States, UN, and NATO have called for regional approaches to the country’s economic and security problems. But those neighbors are either uninterested in helping or actively working to undermine Kabul.
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George Gavrilis is a PONARS Eurasia member and executive director of the Hollings Center for International Dialogue.