Trotsky in Baluchistan

Rashid, Ahmed
November 2009
National Interest;Nov/Dec2009, Issue 104, p61
The article discusses the threat to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the rest of central Asia from the spreading influence of the Islamist Taliban insurgency, and the need for the United States and the rest of the international community to counter it. U.S. policy in the region since the start of the Afghan War in 2001 is reviewed, and rising political instability in Afghanistan is discussed, as is the Taliban and al-Qaeda safe havens in Pakistan and Islamic extremism in the central Asian republics.


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