Sunday, June 22, 2003

Losing the peace in Afghanistan

"Just as the United States is struggling to deal with major postwar headaches in Iraq," Jim Lobe writes in the Asia Times, "its efforts to pacify Afghanistan appear to be unraveling, according to a new report by a key group of experts sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Asia Society.

"Titled 'Afghanistan: Are We Losing the Peace?', the 24-page document, authored by, among others, three retired senior US government policymakers who specialize in South Asian affairs, answers that question very much in the affirmative and argues that Washington must do far more, and urgently, to save the situation."