New U.S. tact with Karzai

Karzai 2Recognizing they need him as a partner, Washington is shifting to a softer approach in its dealings with re-elected Afghan President Hamid Karzai.  Journalism Professor Nick Mills, author of “Kazai: The Failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan,” has known Karzai since the 1980s.  Mills writes in the current issue of Foreign Policy about how he’s watched Karzai change.

“Since the day in December 2001 when he was named head of the new post-Taliban government and had the support of the vast majority of the Afghan people, he has shied away from the hard decisions that might have set Afghanistan on a more promising course.  I’m not sure if he has it in him to do it now.”

Contact Nick Mills, 617-353-3492, nmills@bu.edu

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