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Afghanistan Taken Hostage by Its Politicians

Mahbouba Seraj | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Mahbouba Seraj

I don't know how much longer the people of my country, Afghanistan, will tolerate what is being done to them under the elaborate pretense of the devotion, duty and allegiance they supposedly owe to the "saviors" of their land, the legendary and heroic big men of the Mujahideen.

Frankenpuppets

Jonathan Russo | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

If one wants to see the real face of America's declining power abroad, look no further than Karzai's Afghanistan or Maliki's Iraq.

Muslim Women: Movers and Shakers Fight for Women's Rights

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 03.07.2014 | Women
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

As we herald 2014 with hopes for peace, prosperity and harmony, I look into the crystal ball and identify a short list of contemporary Muslim women ch...

Can Republicans Recover in Bush-Obama America?

David Dent | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Dent

Earlier this week, Congressman Walter Jones Jr slipped away from the consumption of the Washington budget drama for his "friendship" calls. Jones always tries to save a piece of each week to take a pulse of the mood of his district in Eastern North Carolina.

Will Malala's Heroism Turn The Tide For Women And Girls?

Christine Horansky | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Malala's bravery has put a human face to the struggles and aspirations of young women who live in difficult, dangerous parts of the world where they must face down overwhelming odds every day.

Welcome to Romney-World -- the Speech You Should Have Heard About

Carl Pope | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Carl Pope

The fact that Romney's foreign policy tin-ear is not confined to off-the-cuff remarks like those that got him into trouble in Britain and Israel, but extends to a carefully prepared and vetted speech only blocks from the United Nations, is profoundly revealing.

Albania: Our Optimistic Ally

Rob Taub | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Rob Taub

Sometimes our country reminds me of the rich, successful friend we all have who does nothing but complain about the difficulties in their life.

Mr. President, Mr. Romney, Tell Us Please Why You Support American Soldiers Continuing to Remain in Afghanistan

Ed Koch | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Mr. President and Mr. Romney, why do both of you continue to support our remaining in Afghanistan? Please tell us why.

Where is the justice for Afghan Women After Spending $60-billion in civilian aid?

Shaista Gohir | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Shaista Gohir

The Afghan government depends almost entirely on foreign aid and I think it is time to say "if you want the money, you must show how you are protecting women's rights."The global public needs to ensure donor governments make that happen.

What Would Dr. King Think of Ron Paul's "Peace" Platform?

Don Kraus | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Don Kraus

But let's be clear: Ron Paul is no Martin Luther King. While Dr. King most likely would have supported Paul's call for bringing troops home from Afghanistan, King's understanding of what peace means is almost the opposite of Paul's.

Haqqani Militants Use Death Squads In Afghanistan

The New York Times | Ray Rivera | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Read More: Afganistan, World News

SABARI, Afghanistan -- As targeted killings have risen sharply across Afghanistan, American and Afghan officials believe that many are the work of cou...

British Soldier 'Collected Taliban Fingers'

PA | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Ministry of Defence is investigating claims that a British soldier kept body parts of dead Taliban fighters as "souvenirs". ...

To Bin Laden, Times Square Crowd Says Good Riddance

Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

This is what it feels like in New York in the middle of the night, just hours after reports that Osama bin Laden is dead. Times Square is a victory pa...

See The Most Shocking Revelations Found In The Guantanamo Files

Posted 06.25.2011 | World

"Impotence-promoting" drugs. The threat of a "nuclear hellstorm." Prisoners leashed like dogs and forced to urinate on themselves. These are just a...

We Needed Real Debate Before Bombing Libya

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

Both sides of the aisle have done a miserable job of fostering a national debate about the wisdom of going to war. We are witnessing the same issues that dogged us in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.

Another Continuing Resolution: A Real Life Fairy Tale in Washington

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tara Sonenshine

It would be more than unfortunate if peace abroad becomes a casualty of a domestic war. And it would be expensive in the long-term. Wars cost money and lives. If we don't stop wars overseas, we pay for them at home.

Rethinking Public Art: Rebuilding Communities

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

The way it works now, it is not the public who decides how, where and what "public" art is. Rather, the art is chosen for a community. It is government and government-appointed boards that have that honor.

A Lesson Not Yet Learned in Pakistan

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Kraus

My friends at CIVIC just released a new report with findings on the conflicts in northwest Pakistan, particularly the civilian harm occurring on a dai...

Bob Woodward With George Stephanopoulos: What Are The 'Lessons Of Vietnam, World War II' For Obama? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"There's so much to talk about, but let's begin with the news of the morning," George Stephanopoulos said this morning to Bob Woodward, author of "Oba...

Bob Woodward To Diane Sawyer About Obama's First Days In Office: 'It's A Cold Shower' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bob Woodward discussed his hotly anticipated new book, "Obama's Wars," with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "World News" last night. "You do have a heart-poun...

Woodward's Obama Book On Sale Today

Political Bookworm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The book only lands in stores today but it already feels like it's been around a while. The Washington Post and the New York Times have bashed out new...

Bob Woodward's 'Obama's Wars'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Journalist and author Bob Woodward's hotly anticipated new book "Obama's Wars," scheduled for release on Sept. 27, has been making waves on the Intern...

McChrystal Clear: When Warriors Are Faced With Politics

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

General McChrystal needed a way out of what was becoming for him an unbearable burden: the conflict between the best interests of his country and the best interests of the soldiers who served under him.

Angelina Jolie, Afghanistan, The New Arts Page

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

We launched the Huffington Post art page only five weeks ago. Every time I see the tag line below the masthead saying "News and Opinion," I feel the phrase warrants some refinement and clarification.

Michael Steele "Ain't Goin' Anywhere", Despite Afghan Gaffe

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — In his first public remarks since his widely condemned comments on Afghanistan, Republican Party chairman Michael Ste...