Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced that local security forces will take over control in the provinces of Bamiyan, Panjshir, and much of Kabul, from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) beginning in July.
Incidents like Abu Ghraib have seriously desensitized the American people and the rest of the world to the extent that we've, in my opinion, ran out of anger.
General David Petraeus is in Washington, D.C., this week and, as expected, we are hearing claims of success and progress. No matter that we've heard ...
Bing West's archaic solutions are highly unlikely to show anyone how to get out of Afghanistan; however, they do have quite the potential to pave a road to perpetual war.
The government wants to take over shelters that house women who have suffered abuse and violence, while human rights organizations are trying to prevent the takeover of the only asylums.
V is for Vice President Joe Biden, who's turning out to be the anti-Dick Cheney
While the local pollution that fouls Kabul's air is the responsibility of Afghans, the climate change that is rapidly diminishing its snow pack is not.
Contrary to mass assumption, the U.S. goal is not to achieve stability in Afghanistan as much as it is to maintain control -- control via a client regime that can best serve Western economic and security concerns.
As Western powers ready themselves to exit Afghanistan, the country's relationship with Russia will become an increasingly key factor. But could Hamid Karzai spark conflict first?
Joe Biden recently claimed U.S. forces would remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014 if the Afghans, at that time, "want it." But Afghans will most likely have no voice in determining when occupying forces leave their country.
At this time details are limited, so it is impossible to know the particulars or the underpinnings of the deal, but there are a few reasons to be optimistic.
Most Afghans cringe when hearing the words "regional settlement" because to them it's nothing more than a euphemism for the meddling of foreign powers...
If the United States permits international politics to hijack the rule of law at home, then democracy and rule of law abroad will falter, especially in places like Nigeria.
Afghans do not have to choose between the lesser of two evils -- Karzai or the Taliban -- because there is another path to peace and national reconciliation.
Ever hear of the JFC Civil-Military Fusion Center? Yes, neither had I, until an acquaintance emailed me the other day about it. It is a shop set up un...