Author’s Note: Royalist and republican, Khalqi and Parchami, Soviet Union and the West, communist and Islamist, mujahid and Talib, Hanafi and takfiri, al Qaeda and America, warlord and technocrat, Pashtun and non-Pashtun, Islamic Emirate and Islamic State, KGB, ISI, and CIA – all have for decades carried on an uninterrupted struggle in Afghanistan. Attempts to… Read more »
Dr. Barnett R. Rubin is a Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Centre on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University, where he directs the Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program. Rubin har published widely on Afghanistan and the region. He served as the Senior Adviser to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the U.S. Department of State from April 2009 to October 2013, and he was a special advisor to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan during the negotiations that produced the Bonn Agreement in 2001.