Peter Tomsen

Review Essay
Sept/Oct
2011
Jonah Blank

Every invasion of Afghanistan has eventually come to naught, either because the invaders paid insufficient attention to local culture or because they sought to impose centralized control. If the United States is interested in leaving behind a better Afghanistan than the one it found, it needs to take those experiences to heart.

Response
Jan/Feb
2000
Peter Tomsen

Ahmed Rashid has it wrong. The Taliban's days are, mercifully, numbered.