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NYT Publishes Roadmap for Taliban Talks

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

If you're interested in a "way forward" in Afghanistan that's not built around killing a bunch of innocent people for no reason, then I strongly encou...

Russian Diplomat To Obama: More Troops Won't Help In Afghanistan

McClatchy Washington Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The old diplomat sighed as he recalled his years in Afghanistan, and then leaned forward and said in a booming voice that no escalation of troops woul...

British Muslims Provide Taliban With Devices For Bombs

The Telegraph | Con Coughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

British Muslims are providing the Taliban with electronic devices to make roadside bombs for use in attacks against British forces serving in southern...

Obama Approves Troop Increase To Afghanistan: Global Responses (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yesterday President Barack Obama approved the deployment of 17,000 United States troops to Afghanistan, AFP reports. The move led to responses from ac...

I Wanted to Stop Bush's Surge, but I Support Obama's Stabilization

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonathan Powers

I hope you will join me in supporting our President Obama and our troops who work to stabilize this "deteriorating situation."

Obama's "Solemn Duty" and His Legacy: Afghanistan

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Afghanistan is now Obama's war. It's extraordinary pressure for a man who has always been the smartest guy in the room now taking on the hardest war of them all.

Afghan President Tells Fareed Zakaria: Western Press Filled With "Misinformation" About Him

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This Sunday, CNN's Fareed Zakaria will interview Afghan President Hamid Karzai in an exclusive and lengthy interview discussing the allegations of cor...

Alamzeb Khan, Pakistan Nationalist Politician, Assassinated In Peshawar

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Published by, the global citizen media platform covering world news from the ground up. by Shah Zaman Khan PESHAWAR-- Pakistan Na...

Iran And The Future Of Afghanistan

Council on Foregin Relations | Greg Bruno and Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In crafting a new approach to the war in Afghanistan, U.S. military and political leaders say Iran-once dubbed a member of the "axis of evil" by forme...

Taliban Spring Offensive Undermines NATO Stability

Radio Free Europe | Ron Synovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It has become a rite of spring during the last three decades in Afghanistan. After months of cold weather, the spring thaw makes it possible for milit...

Bomb Blasts Kill 14 In Afghanistan, Pakistan During UN Chief's Visit

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Originally published on, the global citizen journalism platform democratizing the media. By Abudlhadi Hairan At least 14 peo...

Afghan Moviemakers Risk Lives To Film Provocative Issues

Christian Science Monitor | Anand Gopal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the war-torn countryside, a maiden finds her path blocked by a group of threatening men. But a woman from a nearby village suddenly jumps between ...

Afghanistan: British Push Deeper Into Taliban Territory

The Independent | Kim Sengupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The shattering blast from the rocket-propelled grenade forced us to dive into a ditch. A second round exploded almost immediately, leaving a swirl of ...

Afghanistan Needs Intervention, But Not With an American Face

Cheryl Howard Crew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cheryl Howard Crew

I support the president, but I'm sure Obama will discover quickly that Americans are the last ones who should be heading any military action, ground or air, into Afghanistan.

US-Backed Militias: New Strategy Against Taliban Will Face Same Old Challenges

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Virginia M. Moncrieff

A new multi-million dollar strategy, with the impressively bland title Afghan Social Outreach Program, has just been approved by Afghanistan's Preside...

Karzai and Eide: Point Your Fingers the Other Way!

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Virginia M. Moncrieff

UN Representative Mr. Kai Eide has called for more cultural sensitivity from NATO in their in-country operations. Hamid Karzai's failure to act on corruption condemns him more than he can admit or acknowledge. Both of them need to shape up.

My Response to Dorothy Rabinowitz and the WSJ

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gotham Chopra

As concerned citizens it's our responsibility to challenge our leaders to think of new ideas, learn from our past mistakes, and be very conscious of the world they are shaping for our children.

Giving Thanks And Calling For Change

Michelle Cote | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michelle Cote

Violence in Afghanistan is threatening those who are working to establish legitimate businesses, and help the country transcend its identity as a battlefield.

Marines Plan Afghanistan Troop Redeployment

Los Angeles Times | Tony Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Marine Headquarters At Al Asad, Iraq -- Marine Corps leaders are devising a plan to send thousands of additional combat troops to Afgha...

How to Fix the Economic Meltdown and Stop Terrorism: Legalize Heroin and Whores

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Henry Sterry

The bottom line, economically, is that there is a big beautiful sexy cash cow to be milked here.

Focusing the Spy Glass on Pakistan's ISI

Shuja Nawaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shuja Nawaz

Only in Pakistan does the appointment of a new spy chief elicit more commentary than say, a Prime Minister under today's political system.

Karzai Reveals Saudi Relationship: A Two-Year Effort To Help Curb Taliban

NY Times | JOHN F. BURNS and ABDUL WAHEED WAFA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan --President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday that he had sought help from the Saudi royal family for the last two years to bring the resur...

A Perfect Storm Brewing in Pakistan

Shuja Nawaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shuja Nawaz

The next time the US physically invades Pakistani territory to take out suspected militants, it may meet the Pakistan army head on.

Let's Speak the Truth About Afghanistan

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

U.S. and NATO forces are not fighting "terrorists" in Afghanistan but a loose alliance of Pashtun warrior tribes whose resistance to foreign occupation is legendary.

The Peace Movement Needs a Strategy For Afghanistan

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Both Obama and McCain are advocating the exact same "solution" in Afghanistan: more troops -- Yet sending more troops will only mean more violence. And it's also not enough to simply say "Troops Out Now."