From Foreign Policy: ‘Is Afghanistan Medieval?’

Full piece here.

Our author draws an analogy between Afghanistan and medieval Europe, recognizing some of the advantages and disadvantages of such an analogy:

“In some ways, therefore, a thorough understanding of medieval power politics and how rulers came to centralize state authority would be of greater value to the international advisors sent to the Karzai government than a background in constitutional law or regulatory reform.”

Related On This Site:  From March 27th, 2009 At WhiteHouse.Gov: Remarks By The President On A New Strategy For Afghanistan And Pakistan

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