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US Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement

A Wedding in Kabul and the Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghanistan

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home
Sarwar Kashmeri

The Afghan wife of a good friend called not long ago and asked if I'd accompany her to a wedding in Kabul. I wondered why she wasn't taking her husband. "Oh it is much too dangerous for an American but you would be OK," she exclaimed cheerily.

The Moral Arc of the Universe

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

The city of Chicago and the federal government will be putting on a security extravaganza later this month in part to protect NATO delegates, representing the most powerful military force on the planet, from nonviolent protesters who want to see an end to war.

We Are Not Exiting Afghanistan -- We Are Staying

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

The assertion that maintaining a long-term presence in the country is the best way to prevent future attacks on the U.S. belies the reality on the ground: that our mere presence is destabilizing.

Can U.S.-Afghan Pact Paint Taliban Into an Islamist Corner?

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Jeffrey Laurenti

After going through 23 drafts, the United States and Afghanistan have at last inked a framework strategic partnership agreement to govern their collaboration past the promised 2014 withdrawal of foreign forces.

The U.S.-Afghan Strategic Partnership: Hold the Applause

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

Having been in the country for the past decade and seized and imprisoned thousands of suspected fighters, the United States has an obligation to help the Afghan government establish a justice system that will treat them fairly. It will surely be blamed later if it doesn't.

Joshua Hersh

U.S., Afghanistan Sign Crucial Troop Agreement | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

KABUL, Afghanistan -- With a pact that still leaves a number of substantive, and potentially deal-breaking, issues to negotiate, the United States and...