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Surprising Afghanistan Success? Taxes

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

By Katharine Houreld KABUL, March 31 (Reuters) - One of Afghanistan's most surprising success stories lies tucked away on a potholed s...

Counting Down to 2014 in Afghanistan

Ann Jones | Posted 03.29.2013 | World
Ann Jones

Despite all the experiments in styles of war-making, the American military and its coalition partners have ended up in the same place: stalemate. Only one thing is certain in 2014: it will be a year of American military defeat.

Afghan President: No More Cronyism!

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who is under pressure from the international community to do more to battle corruption, has issue...

Suicide Bombers Hit Afghan Government Compound

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gate of a government compound in eastern Afghanistan before dawn Friday, opening ...

Taliban Spring Offensive 'Cowardly and Un-Islamic'

AP | CHRIS BLAKE | Posted 07.07.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government on Monday condemned the recent Taliban announcement of the start of their annual "spring offensive," ...

Massive Tanker Fire Kills At Least 7

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Four Afghan policemen were killed on Friday as the Taliban have stepped up their attacks against government and NATO troops...

In Afghanistan, Between Plague and Cholera, There's Dr. Abdullah

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.13.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Admit that Afghanistan cannot be reduced to a desperate confrontation between the Taliban and Karzai's regime. The democratic opposition to both of them -- Abdullah Abdullah -- who, during the blatantly fraudulent elections of 2009, managed nonetheless to garner over 30% of the ballots cast.

Afghan Government Loses Opportunity By Moving Slowly To Recruit Taliban Defectors

The Washington Post | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

The Afghan government has moved so slowly to recruit Taliban defectors that U.S. and Afghan officials say they are losing an opportunity to capitalize...

Obama May Expand Afghan Security Forces By 70,000: US Senator

Yahoo! News | – | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama may soon announce plans to expand Afghan security forces by roughly 70,000 over current targets by year's...

A New Kind of Afghan Fighter -- Enter the Women

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shannon Galpin

Sabrina Sagheb, a 25-year-old parliamentary candidate, is campaigning on a platform of liberal reform and gender equality with a campaign poster that has raised more than a few eyebrows across Kabul.

Money Won't Solve Problems in Afghanistan

Graham Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Graham Lee

Resource finds, in countries where money cannot be controlled, are usually bad news. How is throwing another huge pot of money into the mix going to solve Afghanistan's problems?

Karzai Reportedly Threatens To Join Taliban

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened over the weekend to quit the political process and join the Taliban if he continued to come unde...

Building Legitimacy through Bottom-Up Rule of Law in Afghanistan

Maren Christensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maren Christensen

The central concern for the future of Afghanistan, and thereby the future of our operations there, is whether the Afghan government can emerge as legitimate.

Afghanistan Conference Agrees On Exit Timetable

AP | DAVID STRINGER and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Afghan President Hamid Karzai warned Thursday that foreign troops must stay in his country for another decade, as world powers agreed o...

Afghan Government Not Keeping Promises To Insurgents Switching Sides

Washington Post | Griff Witte | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

His path marked by moonlight, with a Kalashnikov strapped to his back, Feda Mohammed hiked the well-worn trail through the mountains of Pakistan and ...

Afghanistan UN Security Lapse Is Inexcusable: Foreign Correspondent

True/Slant | Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I try to avoid posts like this, weighing in with a strongly held opinion about something I have no first hand information of. The initial reports are ...

Complaints Of Afghan Election Fraud Serious Enough To Affect Results

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission has received more than 2,000 complaints of fraud or abuse in last week's disputed pres...

Afghan Government, Taliban Holding Secret Peace Talks: Report

United Press International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Taliban and the Afghanistan government have been involved in secret peace talks to bring an end to the conflict, The Observer reported Sunday. Th...