Should the United States simply relegate Afghanistan, and South Asia in general, to the outer fringes of its concerns once bin Laden and his acolytes in the Al Qaeda terror network have been either prosecuted or destroyed, Afghanistan could again become a fertile arena for the genesis of other militant Islamist organizations intent on wreaking havoc on the Western world.
Putting South Asia Back Together Again
Sumit Ganguly is a professor of Asian studies and government at the University of Texas at Austin and is the author of the forthcoming Conflict Unending: Indo-Pakistani Tensions since 1947 (New York: Columbia University Press).
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Sumit Ganguly; Putting South Asia Back Together Again. Current History 1 December 2001; 100 (650): 410–414. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2001.100.650.410
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