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Soviet Afghan War

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan's Evolving Alliance

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

As Middle Eastern conflicts raise tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Pakistan will find it increasingly challenging to navigate through the turmoil while maintaining a meaningful balance in its relationships with Riyadh and Tehran.

The Biggest Jaw-Dropping Journalism Scandal of All?

Paul Fitzgerald | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media
Paul Fitzgerald

As the first journalists to enter Kabul in 1981 following the expulsion of the Western media, we continue to be amazed at how the American disinformation campaign between Hollywood, Washington and Wall Street built around the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan lives on.

If It's Not One Thing, It's Another: Obama's Burgeoning Geopolitical Crises

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Only a few weeks after definitively learning that, yes, it really was "the economy, stupid," Obama has several big new headaches in regards to Korea, Afghanistan, the unending Israeli-Palestinian question, and Russia.

110 Months in Afghanistan: How Do You Say Hubris in Russian?

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

Let's look back and see how the senior leadership in the Soviet Communist Party explained the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in an internal memorandum to its party members in May 1988.

Mikhail Gorbachev Supports US Withdrawal From Afghanistan (Video)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mikhail Gorbachev supports a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The former president of the Soviet Union spoke to CNN's John King Sunday on State Of ...

Guardian Report: US Setting Aside $1.3 Billion For Anti-Taliban Afghan Militias

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States will make $1.3 billion available for a program that rewards Afghanistan's anti-Taliban militias with development money, according to...

My Exclusive Interview With Ken Guest -- Journalist and Analyst on Afghanistan (Part 1)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Ken Guest has acquired his credentials as an expert on Afghanistan, its people and their struggles the old fashioned way -- by earning them.

An Open Letter to President Obama About Afghanistan From William R. Polk

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I was an early supporter of yours. So I hope you will accept the following analysis and proposals as being from a friend as well as a person with cons...

ReThinking Charlie Wilson's War: the Afghan War that Keeps On Taking

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The US will spend more on the war in Afghanistan next year than it will in Iraq. So I thought it would be interesting to take another look at Charlie Wilson's War.