Several new studies have just appeared warning that things could go very badly very easily in Afghanistan, which could turn into a failed state. One bad side effect, a British study concluded, would be the discrediting of NATO.
Barney Rubin weighs in on what could be done from Kabul.
An Australian study thinks Australian troops will still be needed 15 years from now in Afghanistan, and that the central government still will not have control of some of the Pushtun regions where al-Qaeda was strong in the past.
Today’s news from Afghanistan includes a suicide bombing and the finding of decapitated bodies.