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5 Books on Afghanistan Worth Your Time

Stephenie Foster | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Stephenie Foster

This is in no way a comprehensive list of books or films about Afghanistan, or even everything that I have read, but it's a good start for anyone who wants to learn more. Here are my picks.

Why Pakistan Is on the Brink

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 08.25.2012 | Books
Malik Siraj Akbar

While Pakistan on the Brink thoroughly outlines the country's domestic woes, the book convincingly subscribes to Pakistan's official narrative of victimhood.

The Winners and Losers of the Taliban Reintegration Process

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Mr. Rashid's theory reflects a more abysmal picture for the future of Afghanistan. Does it mean that all educated Afghans will now have to reach out to the triumphant Taliban (in their office in Qatar) to attain an approval certificate of for their work?

Pakistan: Let's Keep the Conversation Going

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Ethan Casey

I have no illusions about our ability to influence policymakers or help end the war in Afghanistan or the violence in Pakistan. But I'm concerned with doing whatever we can and we can achieve a lot more by taking initiative to talk and work together than by worrying and complaining.

Security Jitters in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan and NATO forces ended a 24-hour attack by militants on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in what has been a secure district in Kabul, raising new concerns about Afghanistan's security.

The Richard Holbrooke Memorial Peace Talks to End the Afghan War

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The uncompleted challenge of Richard Holbrooke's diplomatic career was a peace deal in Afghanistan. While being prepared for the surgery during which he died, he told his family members, "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan."

Benazir Bhutto: Saviour of Pakistan? New Biopic Released Today in the U.S.

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

Duane Baughman's Bhutto, makes its subject, already fascinating, a near goddess on earth. But the enchantment also belied some holes.

Bush Created A No-Win Situation in Afghanistan for Obama

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

In a recent CNN poll the amnesiac and FOX-demented American public near-equated the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama because of the fal...

Begging for Security in Pakistan

Taha Gaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taha Gaya

As Albert Einstein famously remarked, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Last week, the UN humanita...

Let's not forget that warlords were brought into the Afghan Government by the Bush Administration in 2001

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

According to a March 16 Reuters article by Peter Graff titled Afghanistan confirms blanket pardon for war crimes, www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62F2...

Will the War in Afghanistan Help Me Keep My Job?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

We bring you Cost of War, part three of our Rethink Afghanistan documentary, which delves into the financial costs of this broadening war.

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.