Friday, March 27, 2009

Dexter Filkins Wins Book Award

A late shout out and congratulations to Dexter Filkins! The 2008 National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced about two weeks ago and Dexter Filkins won the general nonfiction award for his book "Forever War."

Afghanistan: A Winnable War?

An extract from a speech that Rory Stewart gave at Chatham House was included in the Times Online (a UK publication) last week. It is interesting to contrast this with what David Brooks wrote in the NY Times today. He is just back from Afghanistan and makes the case for some optimism.