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US in Afghanistan

Taliban Launch Spring Offensive with a Bloody Bang. Can the US Stop the Afghan Conflict?

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Abdullah Sharif

April 19 Big Bang (Photo: On Tuesday April 19th, a powerful Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device hit the headquarters of an Af...

Afghanistan: A Pawn in a New Great Game? Russia's Ambitions in Central Asia

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Abdullah Sharif

The "Great Game" refers to a period when the British Empire and Czarist Russia competed politically and economically for influence in central and south central Asia.

Russia and Afghanistan: Strange Bedfellows

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 11.04.2016 | Home
Abdullah Sharif

There has been concern in the western world for some time, and rightly so, that Russia under the rule of Vladimir Putin wants to assert itself as a superpower resembling the defunct USSR.

Collateral Damage in Afghanistan: America's Soul

Jeff Faux | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Jeff Faux

Our presumed good intentions allow us to rationalize destroyed hospitals, pulverized houses and children's corpses as preventable accidents, so long as we promise to try real hard to avoid such errors during the next blitz.

The Pashtun Concept of Jihad and the U.S. Dilemma in Afghanistan-Pakistan

Afzal Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Afzal Khan

After eight years, the U.S. military in Afghanistan is acknowledging the fact that the war there is more against a Pashtun tribal insurgency than against the al-Qa'ida rump of a failed post-9/11 terrorism strategy.

In Afghanistan, U.S. Plans Next Major Offensive Into Kandahar | Anne E. Kornblut and Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Even as Marines in Afghanistan continued to fight for control of the Taliban stronghold of Marja, senior Obama administration officials said Friday th...

World In Photos, June 25, 2009

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Here is the HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. Check back Monday through Friday for this HuffPo...