• The Strategic Ramifications of a US-Led Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    The United States and the NATO allies are preparing to disengage and soon withdraw from Afghanistan and even the most vocal advocates of the long-term commitment do not anticipate more than five years of active US and NATO involvement. All the local key players - in Kabul, Islamabad, and countless tribal and localized foci of power - are cognizant and are already maneuvering and posturing to deal with the new reality.