I heard Sarah Chayes at the Michigan Theater on Thursday afternoon, speaking on Afghanistan.
She is a long time expatriate in Qandahar, where she arrived late in 2001 as a reporter. She has gone on to be an entrepreneur of the Peace Corps kind, and a consultant to the ISAF forces….
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Chayes’ book on Afghanistan is The Punishment of Virtue.
See for the courant situation in Afghanistan on the ‘other midterms’, those in Afghanistan this fall, this essay at Tomdispatch by Ann Jones.