Small Wars Journal

Foreign Affairs: Afghanistan and Mexico

The July/August 2010 issue of Foreign Affairs is now online and will be on newsstands June 29. Two items are of particular interest to our community of interest and practice. Please note that only portions of the articles are available to non-subscribers.

Defining Success in Afghanistan - Stephen Biddle, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Fotini Christia, assistant professor at MIT, and J Alexander Their, director for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the U.S. Institute of Peace, urge the Obama administration to pursue decentralized democracy in Afghanistan.

The New Cocaine Cowboys - Robert C. Bonner, senior principal of the Sentinel HS Group, describes the tactics Mexico should use to fight its battle against drug cartels.