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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.

WATCH: British Politician Says It's Time To End The Afghanistan War

TED | Posted 09.24.2011 | World

British MP Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan after 9/11, talking with citizens and warlords alike. Now, a decade later, he asks: Why are Western ...

My Brother, My Enemy: A Video Tour Behind the Front Lines of the Battle of Ideas in the Islamic World

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Philip Smucker

I've traveled through the Holy Land, Africa, and Asia on a quest to understand what Muslims think about America and to discover what motivates young men and women to take up arms against my own nation. Here's what I found.

Rory Stewart: Remember This Name

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Rosen

Rory Stewart just turned 37. He is not now in government; he has never even stood for election. And he's going to become prime minister of Great Britain.

Basic Truths in Hoh Resignation Letter Were True When He Took His Job

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Quigg

The basic grim truths that Matthew Hoh wrote about in his much-quoted resignation letter were all basically true when he took his job a few months ago.

Afghanistan: History says "NO"

Burton L. Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burton L. Wise

History suggests that Afghanistan's tribal societies are unconquerable in the long run. We are ending or destroying the lives of brave young men and women, probably to no avail.

The New Anti-War Movement: Obama Faces Growing Backlash Over Afghanistan

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama's generals consider asking for more troops in Afghanistan, the White House is finding itself confronted with a new problem: lefty w...

U.S. Policymakers Let the Vietnam/Afghanistan Comparison Out of the Bag

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Here's a tip for policymakers: if you're in a situation that's requiring you to look to the American experience in VIetnam for guidance, you should start looking for the door.

'Rethink Afghanistan' Takes New 'Real-Time Documentary' Approach For Dialogue On Afghanistan

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The activist filmmaker Robert Greenwald has tried for years to speed up the production process for his documentaries. Now, he says, he is creating one...

What Is "the Most Dangerous Country in the World Today?"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Imagine a national dialogue filled with rational, thoughtful discussions on the issues surrounding Afghanistan. That is our goal.

Afghan Exit Cannot Be Based On End-State Goals: Policy Expert

Foreign Policy Newsweekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan will remain a fragile, developing country in the same vein as Chad and Nepal for decades to come, and no matter how long international tro...