Guest contributor Rachel Zack provides a review of Graeme Smith’s sobering account of Canadian involvement in the war in Afghanistan. She argues that Canadian policymakers can garner important lessons from the experience and legacy he describes.
Rachel Zack is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto pursuing an Honors Bachelor of Arts with a double major in history and international relations. She is actively involved in on-campus student programming, serving as a member of the Hart House Debates and Dialogue Politics and Law Committee and Senior Editor of The Attache Journal of International Affairs, the International Relations Society's student journal. She is also President of the University of Toronto chapter of Students for Liberty and a Students for Liberty Regional Coordinator for the Canada East region. Her areas of interest include Canadian and American foreign policy, 20th century international relations, and the politics of identity. Rachel is also a member of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues wrestling and rugby teams. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org