In a new paper, Cato’s Erik Goepner rigorously analyzes the impact that 40 years of uninterrupted war has had on the population of Afghanistan. Goepner contends that the country is caught in a vicious cycle whereby war causes trauma, which drives more war, and concludes that there is little America can do to substantially improve the situation in Afghanistan.
- “War State, Trauma State: Why Afghanistan Remains Stuck in Conflict,” by Erik Goepner
- “War State, Trauma State (Part One),” featuring Erik Goepner and Caleb Brown
- “War State, Trauma State (Part Two),” featuring Erik Goepner and Caleb Brown