Following the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. incursion, there are loads of bad news stories and few, if any, positive assessments or outlooks. While all hope is not lost, the reality is that everyone seems to be lowering expectations about what is actually achievable in this languishing, volatile, and war-torn country.

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  • Pete Troilo

    Former director of global advisory and analysis, Pete managed all Devex research and analysis operations worldwide and monitors key trends in the global development business. Prior to joining Devex, Pete was a political and security risk consultant with a focus on Southeast Asia. He has also advised the U.S. government on foreign policy and led projects for the Asian Development Bank and International Finance Corp. He still consults for Devex on a project basis.