Mukhopadhyay with former mujahideen commanders and others in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, in 2008.

Dipali Mukhopadhyay was a 24-year-old graduate student interested in the role of warlords in developing nations when she first went to Afghanistan in 2004, working for the Aga Khan Development Network in Baharak, a small mountain town near the border with Pakistan, China and Tajikistan.

Director of the Saltzman Institute, Richard Betts

President Barack Obama’s new national defense strategy represents “a move in the right direction and a chance to do more of what we should have done after the Cold War and before the second war against Iraq,” according to Richard Betts, the Arnold A.