August 22, 2012

After Afghanistan, a New Great Game

Alexander Cooley, New York Times

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Since 9/11, America's priority in Central Asia has been to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan. But as the United States and NATO pull out, there is a new danger: that the West could become entangled in regional rivalries, local strongman politics and competition with Russia and China.

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