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The Paradoxical Afghan/Iran Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Humanitarian crises, sectarian clashes, and terrorism in Afghanistan will inevitably impact Iran. The Iranian government holds no illusions about Afghanistan's myriad of problems, nor is there any expectation that these will soon be resolved.

Khalilzad: Hagel a Courageous Patriot Who Deserves Secretary of Defense Consideration

Steve Clemons | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Former George W. Bush administration US Ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad shared with me some thoughts on the possible nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as President Obama's Secretary of Defense.

No Peace without Justice and Equality in Afghanistan

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The notion that Afghans are uninterested in living in a progressive, just and free society is most certainly a colonial and racist one; however, it is...

An Unsanitized Look at the Origins of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The debacle in Iraq is not merely a result of errors in planning or poor decision-making. Soldiers are still risking their lives every day in Iraq, "combat" or no "combat," and many more will die for this policy our neo-con leaders handed down to us.

Undoing Damage in Afghanistan Wrought by Bush-era Diplomat

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Kathleen Parker's idea that Zalmay Khalilzad's "healing powers" could restore Afghan President Hamid Karzai's soundness is more insane than Karzai himself.

Zalmay Khalilzad, Former US Envoy, May Take Key Role In Afghan Government

nytimes.com | HELENE COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Zalmay Khalilzad, who was President George W. Bush's ambassador to Afghanistan, could assume a powerful, unelected position inside the Afghan governme...

Diplo-Blogosphere: Ranking the French, Germans and Brits

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

How are the embassies dealing with new media, and using or ignoring the tools that online video and blogging can provide?

Crisis Looms Over Afghan Election

GlobalPost.com | Jean MacKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Hamid Karzai's days as president of Afghanistan appear to be numbered. But his behavior would indicate that somebody forgot to tell the man...

Obama's Team Stumbling Into Afghanistan Trap

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Throwing more troops into the mess in Afghanistan is the kind of mistake that the previous administration would make. Obama needs to show that he has learned something of those mistakes.

Obama's Team Needs to Drop Phobia Towards Arab-Americans and Muslims

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

America needs Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans in positions of responsibility in our government -- and not just dealing with Arab-American and Muslim issues.

Wrong...Wrong...Wrong: Obama Lets Muslim Advisor Resign

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should convince the American public that he's not setting up a zero sum game between Muslims on one side and Christians and Jews on the other.

Fault Lines Emanating From Zimbabwe

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

The vetoed sanctions resolution against Zimbabwe at the Security Council has exposed international tensions that divide the West from Africa, Russia from the West and the US from South Africa.