The RAND Blog

November 2001

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    Peacekeeping Forces Have a Long Afghan Haul Ahead of Them

    The United States and its allies must recognize that they are in for the long haul. If Washington walks away from Afghanistan, as it did after the end of the Cold War, Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization might revive or a similarly destructive group might emerge.

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    Nov 29, 2001

    Daniel Byman

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    Don't Open the Door to Russia Yet

    Putin may prove sincere about wanting to realign Russia with the West. It may be that changes since the end of the Cold War and Sept. 11 argue for new Continent-wide security arrangements. But these must be grounded in common interest and common practice.

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    Nov 13, 2001

    Robert E. Hunter