Gawdat Bahgat

Dr. Gawdat Bahgat is a professor at the National Defense University's Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. The views expressed by the authors are the author's alone and do not represent the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

If the US allows Afghanistan to slip from its grasp, it opens the door in classic Great Game theory to other powers.