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What Afghanistan's Relatively Peaceful Election Tells Us About the Taliban

Michael Kugelman | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Michael Kugelman

It was a very pleasant and peaceful surprise. After weeks of relentless attacks by the Taliban many feared that Saturday's Afghan election would be a very bloody one. But did the Taliban hold back so as not to delegitimize itself?

Afghan Taliban Capture Coalition Military Dog

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

When it comes to military working dogs, these magnificent creatures perform heroic acts, are honored for them and receive awards and decorations, are given "military ranks" and eventually retire from their faithful service.

The US Is Failing Its Friends and Allies

Matt Zeller | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Matt Zeller

I was a guest in their country and they took incredible care of me. And this is how we repay them -- with continuous bureaucratic ineptitude.

Americans Souring On Obama's Afghanistan Plan

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, i...

Girls' Schools in Afghanistan Wonder 'What Tomorrow Brings'

Beth Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Beth Murphy

Their desire for education is palpable. The support from parents -- mothers and fathers --to educate their daughters is real. And the learning that is happening? That is the greatest hope for the future of all.

The Afghan Revolution You Never Heard About

Mo Scarpelli | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Mo Scarpelli

Call it a photojournalism revolution: in the last twelve years, Afghans have been able to show the unseen stories of their home country through photography unlike ever before. Frame by frame, they're working towards Afghanistan's first free press.

Official: 5 Kids Killed While Playing With Roadside Bomb

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb in eastern Afghanistan killed five children and a woman after it went off as they were playing with it inside a Tali...

Afghan Soldier Opens Fire On NATO Troops

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN and DAVID RISING | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bomb struck a motorcycle-drawn cart carrying women and children between two villages Tuesday in western Afghanis...


AP | KATHY GANNON and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban proposed a deal in which they would free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their m...

Writing About Love in Afghanistan

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Why on earth shouldn't we write about love? Honestly, what is more important than than how we honor and treat each other?

Winning the War on Terror One Child at a Time

Matt Zeller | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Matt Zeller

Literacy is not only the path to social mobility in Afghanistan and numerous other countries, it is also the only truly effective long term weapon we have against ilk like the Taliban and al Qaeda.

Afghanistan Does Matter

Najib Sharifi | Posted 01.12.2013 | World
Najib Sharifi

It is understandable that the economic times are tough. But to safeguard the security and peace of the world and protect human values, the West, mainly the United States, needs to understand the profound consequences of mishandling Afghanistan's future.

Vice Presidential Debate Highlights Why Paul Ryan Is Clueless On The Afghan War and Foreign Policy

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.12.2012 | DC
Matt Zeller

After last night's debate, it's clear that Paul Ryan has a lot to learn when it comes to foreign policy. As an Afghan War Veteran, I can unequivocally say that he hasn't a clue as to what is going on in Afghanistan.

Green-On-Blue Attacks Take Deadly Toll In Afghanistan | Posted 11.16.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An audacious Taliban attack on a heavily fortified base in southern Afghanistan did far more damage than initially reported, des...

U.S. General Blasts Afghan Insider Attacks

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The persistent problem of rogue Afghan soldiers and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied troops is a "very serious threat" to th...

Taliban Link Attack On U.S. Marines To Anti-Islam Film

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

KABUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack on a base which U.S. officials sai...

Taliban Vows To Kidnap Or Assassinate Prince Harry

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

KABUL, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said on Monday they were doing everything in their power to try to kidnap or assassinate Britain's Pri...

With Training in Disarray, Secretary Clinton Can Shorten the War and Save Sgt. Bergdahl

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

If you want to know why we're still at war in Afghanistan, long after most people have given up on it, a key fact to realize is this: the only way the war is going to end is through peace talks.

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.

Taliban Attack At Kabul Hotel Ends

Reuters | Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

By Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) - Elite Afghan police backed by NATO forces ended a 12-hour siege on Frida...

The Taliban Is Aggressively Back in Action -- Are We Turning Our Back on the Women and Girls?

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Greta Van Susteren

As we begin to leave Afghanistan, are we fooling ourselves about what we are leaving behind or what we have promised the people of Afghanistan? Especially the women and girls?

The President's Missing Notes on Afghanistan

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

After more than a decade of military occupation and trillions of dollars spent, the general environment in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous and unsafe, even in the capital.

Taliban Website Hacked For 3rd Time In A Year

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology

By Rob Taylor KABUL, April 27 (Reuters) - Hackers have for the third time in less than a year crippled the main website of the Afghan ...

Pakistan: Let's Keep the Conversation Going

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Ethan Casey

I have no illusions about our ability to influence policymakers or help end the war in Afghanistan or the violence in Pakistan. But I'm concerned with doing whatever we can and we can achieve a lot more by taking initiative to talk and work together than by worrying and complaining.

U.S. Fears Reprisals After Afghan Shooting Rampage

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2012 | World

* Killings could hurt U.S.-Afghan partnership efforts * US embassy issues warning, restricts personnel movements * Nine ...