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AT WAR: Arrest Of Baradar May Signal Internal Feud | Nicholas Sabloff & Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

We are blogging the latest news about America's war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Email us at AfPak [at] Follow Nico on Twitter; fo...

UN: Time for Direct Talks with Afghan Taliban Leaders

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The top United Nations official for Afghanistan has called for direct talks with senior Taliban leaders. Is anyone in Washington listening?

U.N. Officials: Galbraith Plotted To Replace Karzai

New York Times | JAMES GLANZ and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As widespread fraud in the Afghanistan presidential election was becoming clear three months ago, the No. 2 United Nations official in the country, th...

Kai Eide: UN Official Defends Afghanistan Election Despite Widespread Fraud

Los Angeles Times | Laura King | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Days before the outcome of Afghanistan's contentious presidential vote was expected to be announced, the head of the United Nations mission in the cou...

Joint Chiefs: Don't Mess With Dwell Time

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Like every other patriotic American, I want to support our troops. If the Joint Chiefs say our troops need twelve months at home before being sent to Afghanistan, I think we better do what they say.

Afghanistan's Elections: How Dr. House Can help

Gerard Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gerard Russell

Likewise, in foreign policy. Let's say there are two diagnoses for Afghanistan -- one means it has a chance if we do things right. The other means that there's no hope whatever we do.

U.N. Secretary General Owes Peter Galbraith an Apology

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayne Lyn Stahl

On September 30th, Peter Galbraith, the highest ranking American, and deputy to U.N. ambassador, Kai Eide, was fired for disclosing Eide's efforts to ...

Speak Truth to Power

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

What has U.S. invasion and occupation unleashed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan? And how are these wars creating security for U.S. people?

It's a Runoff, Now What? Parsing the Impacts of the Presidential Rematch in Afghanistan

Vikrum Aiyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vikrum Aiyer

A coalition government in Afghanstan, while supposedly offering the best of both worlds, tacitly condones an illegitimate election and would require America to broker power among competing personalities.

Galbraith Says Eide Was Fired

Foreign Policy | Josh Rogin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kai Eide, the top U.N. official in Afghanistan, was forcibly removed and did not resign voluntarily as he claims, according to his former deputy and "...

Official Calls for Sensitivity to Afghan Demands

New York Times | KIRK SEMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KABUL, Afghanistan -- In unusually blunt remarks, the chief of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan warned in an interview this weekend that unle...