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Burhanuddin Rabbani

The Time Is Ripe for a National Dialogue on Reconciliation

Michelle Barsa | Posted 02.13.2012 | World
Michelle Barsa

The peace process rightly continues to be Afghan-owned and Afghan-led, but this has allowed the U.S. to avoid defining a coherent political strategy. The talk pillar falls short of fight and build, undervaluing local political reconciliation to achieve and sustain security gains.

Can the Tribes of NATO help the Tribes of Afghanistan?

Lisa Schirch | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

Like dumping toxic chemicals into the ocean in hopes of breaking up an oil spill, the international community's solutions to the problems of Afghanistan have made the problem worse.

Afghanistan: Pakistan Refuses To Cooperate In Rabbani Probe

Posted 12.04.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan government commission investigating the assassination of former President Burhanuddin Rabbani accused Pakistan on...

Afghan President: Talks With Taliban Are Useless

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.01.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai has given up trying to talk to the Taliban, saying in a video released Saturday that Pakistan holds ...

Another Old Friend and a Great Afghan Murdered

Eric Margolis | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

A suicide bomber killed my old friend, Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani, former president of Afghanistan, last week in Kabul, shaking his war-scarred nation to its core.

Grieving Followers Bury Slain Afghan Ex-leader, Denounce Karzai And The U.S.

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

By AMIR SHAH and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- A surging crowd of mourners on Friday touched and kissed the coffin of...

Afghanistan Reconciliation Reboot

Michael Hughes | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The notion that cutting a deal with the Pakistani-supported Taliban will achieve any semblance of stability is a dangerous and delusional one.

Blow to Afghan Peace Talks?

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Regardless of whether Rabbani's killer was Pakistan-based or not, ending Pakistan's support for militant groups that target international troops in Afghanistan is seen by the United States as central to any future stability in Afghanistan.

An Opportunity In Afghanistan: Peace Still Possible With Women's Help

Wazhma Frogh | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Wazhma Frogh

If Afghan women were provided the opportunity to lead a national dialogue, they could bring people together in a way that men haven't done.

Killer Of Former Afghani President Presented Fake Taliban Peace Offer

AP | AMIR SHAH and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani extended a hand to his assassin and greeted him at his home with the words "Wel...

Suicide Bomber Waited Days To Meet Rabbani, Peace Negotiator's Death Mourned

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The assassination of a former Afghan president reflects the dangers of negotiations with the Taliban: Any effort toward a p...

Former Afghan President Assassinated

AP | AMIR SHAH and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide attacker with a bomb in his turban posed as a Taliban peace envoy and assassinated a former Afghan president who ...

Burhanuddin Rabbani, Former Afghan President, Survives Taliban Ambush

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Burhanuddin Rabbani, a former Afghan president, has survived a Taliban ambush in northern Kunduz province, officials have said. Rabbani, now a memb...