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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Michael Capstick

Colonel (Retired) Michael Capstick has worked in Afghanistan since 2005 as a soldier, as an advisor to the Afghan government and as the country director of a non-governmental organization based in Kabul.

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Michael Capstick

The Afghan Decade

Two very different views on the success of foreign intervention January–February 2012
Both Chris Alexander’s The Long Way Back: Afghanistan’s Quest for Peace and Terry Glavin’s Come from the Shadows: The Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan were released within a few days of the tenth anniversary of the American-led attack on the Afghan Taliban regime in response to the 9/11 attacks on the United…