Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Operation Enduring Freedom
Afghanistan's complex and violent tribal and ethnic politics has swallowed up great powers before. It remains to be seen whether the United States will become the next victim.
Just when it looked the Central Asian countries were facing the growing joint political hegemony of Russia and China in the region, the events of September 11 opened the door to an increased and indefinite-term U.S. military presence.
Since September 11, the United Nations has gained a rare prominence in Washington's calculations.
Trouble afoot in Abkhaz, UN plane shot down
Just as the post-cold war transition to a new international system seemed to be ending, the terrorist acts of September 11 and the U.S. responses have re-opened the question of Central Asia's strategic orientation and, through that, the structure of the e
For the U.S. to be visibly identified with the Karimov regime is a danger both to U.S. interests in the region and to the progressive evolution of society and politics in Uzbekistan.
The U.S. should stop bombing and strengthen humanitarian relief efforts in Afghanistan.
The Bush administration looks to Central Asia for support in Afghanistan
Whatever turn events take from here onward, the Pakistani state and society is bracing for a troubling time ahead.