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Descent into Chaos

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ahmed Rashid looks into what US involvement in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia has done to region and encourages a radical change of strategy to avoid disaster in his book Descent into Chaos.

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Ahmed Rashid

Comments [4]

Marco from New York

Only the Pakistanis can rescue their country. All you have to do is look at photos of Benazir Bhutto's palace in Dubai to see that foreign aid to Pakistan is a complete waste.

Apr. 17 2009 01:28 PM
Sophie from Manhattan

Is there any way to rein in the 'rogue' elements within ISI? Or to stop the support of terrorist organizations by the ISI and the military elements?

Apr. 17 2009 12:28 PM
Sophie from Manhattan

What is the general sentiment in Pakistan right now? Do you think people realize that the situation is bad and getting worse? Do you see a movement amongst the public to do something about the country's terrorist problem?

Apr. 17 2009 12:25 PM
Gabrielle from Brooklyn

What will be the mission of the added troops in Afghanistan? Will this exacerbate the situation?

Does the Obama Administration appear to be rethinking their unmanned drone attacks on Pakistani and Afghani villages? These undermine the efforts to win over the local population and cause the Taliban to win supporters.

Apr. 17 2009 09:10 AM

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