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Time for the Afghans to Declare Independence

Michael Hughes | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Afghans must smash and rewrite the dangerous narrative that has so enslaved them over the years by looking to their past and reinstituting sacred tribal institutions to establish a sovereignty based on the true will of the Afghan people.

Afghanistan Corrupted by U.S. and 30 Years of Foreign Meddling

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

General David Petraeus, in a rare public show of indecorum, last week suggested that corruption has been a part of Afghan culture since the country ca...

Afghanistan Needs A Hero: How A Unifying National Leader Can Bring Peace

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Afghanistan needs a legitimate leader who can unify the nation -- one that is chosen by the Afghan people according to Afghan custom, as opposed to being handpicked by U.S. diplomats or as the result of fraudulent elections.

Miniskirts in Kabul

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Because of his keen insights into Afghan tribal culture and society, Hasan Nouri has become a foremost expert on Afghanistan in the US, and a voice US leaders, hopefully, will seek out more.

A Hidden Denial in the Afghan Election

Paul Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald

U.S. missteps in Afghanistan stretch back to the Bush administration's decision to court the warlords.