Selig S. Harrison is the author, with Diego Cordovez, of Out of
Afghanistan and author of In Afghanistan's Shadow. He is the
director of the Asia Program at the Center for International Policy and
a senior scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for
A timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan should set the stage for the military neutralization of the country.
The tenacity of the Taliban insurgency is rooted in opposition to a foreign occupation that is particularly distasteful to the Pashtuns.
In the prevailing American stereotype, North Korea is a failing Stalinist dictatorship held together only by the ruthless repression of a mad ruler who dreams of firing nuclear weapons at Los Ang