See Barnett Rubin’s latest blog entry at the Global Affairs blog, “Return from Herat: Wherein one Pessoptimist Meets Another.”
About the Author
Juan Cole is the founder and chief editor of Informed Comment and Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He is author of, among many other books, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires. Follow him at @jricole.