December 20, 2013

Hamid Karzai's Dangerous Game

Anatol Lieven, New York Times

The Associated Press

By defying Washington and delaying his signature on the bilateral security agreement with the United States to continue financial and military aid for Afghanistan after 2014, President Hamid Karzai is being both very astute and supremely foolish — astute in a personal and Afghan context, foolish in an American one.

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