With the timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan set in 2014, the focus of policy analysts has turned to Afghanistan’s future after the U.S. pulls out. After spending so much time in Afghanistan, will the U.S. leave behind a legacy of resentment? The Taliban has long been critical of the U.S. presence, but as the Afghan government and its people join the criticism, will pulling out leave behind a country even more dangerous than before?
Margaret Seely’s latest analysis looks at recent events in the area and addresses these and other questions.
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