Tag Archives: Descent Into Chaos

History Matters

Understanding Afghanistan and Pakistan Understanding Afghanistan and Pakistan today starts with grasping the basics about their interconnected histories, including the roles other powers have played in this region. The situations we see today have deep roots. Some of the story lines are sadly familiar, with mistakes and tragedies repeated. The spring/summer 2010 edition of Peacebuilder magazine is ...More

Ten Steps Toward Ending the Chaos

These are excerpted, sometimes paraphrased, from the concluding chapter of Descent Into Chaos – The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid. Take a multi-prong approach: No single military, development or political solutions. Involve every entity with a stake in this matter: Pakistan, India, United States, European Union, NATO, ...More