October 3 – 9 on openDemocracy
Ten years ago the prescient Paul Rogers began his weekly column. As the US scored a success in Afghanistan in 2001, Paul wrote “Put bluntly, an apparent US victory achieved before the end of this year may, in reality, be just a further stage in a longer-term civil war in Afghanistan”. How right he was. This week he warns of a larger regional conflict while Bruno de Cordier contrasts the US invasion with the USSR’s baleful experiment.