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The Favored Daughter and Why Women Will Save Afghanistan

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.11.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

I don't usually like to read books like The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future, by Fawzia Koofi. I'm not one who ...

PHOTOS: 15th Anniversary Of Taliban Takeover In Kabul

Posted 11.26.2011 | World

On September 27, 1996, the bodies of former Afghan president Mohammed Najibullah and his brother Ahmadzai swung from a traffic post in a busy Kabul ro...

In Afghanistan: Embracing Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Is No Method at All

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

Reportedly now aligned with the Taliban, Hekmatayar appears and reappears like Mephistopheles in the Afghan narrative -- only to vanish in a puff of smoke.

Afghanistan, Again: The Thicket Obama's Not Getting Out Of

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

We can't afford to build a nation in Afghanistan. We have one reasonable goal there, and everything else, no matter how seemingly noble it may or may not be, is a luxury.

Obama and Al Qaeda: New Moves Show Success May Not Depend On Afghanistan

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Osama bin Laden's lame 9/11 message and Barack Obama's lethal approach in Somalia raise a central question: Are we not in fact much closer to achieving our central goal in Afghanistan than most imagine?

9/11 + 8: Where We've Been, Where We're Going

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Eight years since 9/11. It feels like 18 years, if not 80. So much has changed since then, yet so much is still the same.

How Obama Can Further U.S.-Iran Relations

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

President Barack Obama, who says he wants to open serious talks with Iran and establish better relations will have his work cut out for him. His first step is to read Iran's modern history.

Female 'Al Qaeda Legend' Arrested | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Belgian police Thursday arrested a woman they called an "al Qaeda living legend" as part of an operation to thwart a terror attack being planned to co...

McCain's Afghanistan: Macabre Visions Through The Eyes of an Ex-President

Shoaib Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shoaib Harris

Unlike McCain, who keeps recycling President Bush's bravado of catching "Bin Laden dead or alive," Obama, to his credit, has articulated his Afghanistan strategy more clearly.