Dobbins: Region Must Cooperate for Afghanistan to Thrive
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Within a year of 9/11, the United States successfully invaded Afghanistan, overthrew the Taliban, installed a moderate and popular government, and established good relations between the country and its neighbors.What was the secret behind this remarkable success? Why is it that Iraq would prove much harder? And how is it that the Taliban is currently making a comeback?Ambassador James Dobbins, the Bush administration's first Special Envoy for Afghanistan, gives his first-hand impressions of the quest for a stabilized Afghanistan - World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.