Forging an Enduring Partnership with Afghanistan
Advice to the next U.S. president.
While dangers are always present, new possibilities lie ahead. Determined collaboration between the White House and Congress as well as Afghan leaders can break the cycle of yearly approaches to the brink of the policymaking cliff. That can in turn help create a longer time horizon for security, political, and economic reforms that will surely take an additional decade or more even to reach a modest degree of success. In light of the continued extremist threat in Central and South Asia, and thus the importance of Afghanistan to western security, this is a burden that we can afford to bear—and one to which we should mutually commit in partnership with the Afghan people and government.
Ambassadors to Afghanistan
Military Commanders in Afghanistan
Special Representatives for Afghanistan/Pakistan
Vanda Felbab-Brown, The Brookings Institution
Seth Jones, RAND Corporation
Clare Lockhart, Institute for State Effectiveness
Michael O’Hanlon, The Brookings Institution
Bruce Riedel, The Brookings Institution
David Sedney, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Earl Anthony (Tony) Wayne, Center for Strategic and International Studies