Is there a "domino" theory at work in Afghanistan?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by jumpinjarhead, Sep 10, 2009.

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  1. This piece by Kenneth Weisbrode, (a writer for the History News Service, is a historian at the European University Institute and the author of "Central Eurasia: Prize or Quicksand?")raises some intriguing parallels between the cold war "domino theory" and aspects of the Afghanistan COIN operation. His focus is on the critical role that country plays in the region in terms of the effect its continuing instability may have on its neighbors and analogizes to the domino theory that drove our involvement in Vietnam.