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A Return to Tony Award Swag on Broadway?
Cara Joy David
New York-based entertainment journalist
Why Don't the Candidates Talk About Afghanistan?
Peter Van Buren
Author of the forthcoming "Hooper's War," "Ghosts of Tom Joad:...
14 Years Later, What Was Liberated in Afghanistan?
Economically speaking, how did the "reconstruction" of the country work out, given that Washington pumped more money (in real dollars) into Afghanistan in these years than it did into the rebuilding of Western Europe after World War II?
How a Pink Flower Defeated the World's Sole Superpower
Alfred W. McCoy
Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
After fighting the longest war in its history, the United States stands at the brink of defeat in Afghanistan. How can this be possible?
The Narco-Republic of Afghanistan
Author Sardar: From Afghanistan’s Golden Age to Carnage, Retur...
While Afghanistan can stand out with its beautiful landscapes and certain historical events such as defeating the invading USSR, for some time now it has had the dubious distinction of being by far the world's largest producer of opium, the raw material of heroin.
End the International Drug War to Control the Afghan Narco-State
Contributing writer, policy analyst
The U.S. government has failed to stop the drug trade at home. Washington also has not created a competent, effective, and honest central government in Afghanistan. How effective will Kabul be in limiting opium production when American troops go home?
World's Oldest Cat Is A Party Animal, Eats KFC
The Afghan-China Connection
Freelance Writer, Breast Cancer Survivor and Activist
So, why we still have troops in Afghanistan? The list of reasons are endless, depending on whom you ask. One might even say the United States is keeping troops in Afghanistan as a way of maintaining leverage over China due to our recently acquired debt.
Poppy Seed Cake (No Secrets, No Shame)
Blogger, Mother Would Know
Should I hide the fact that one of my favorite (and most requested) cakes is made with a mix? I don't care. The cake is delicious and I'm not ashamed of it.
'Human Barbie' Mom Bringing Daughter To Compete In US Pageants
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Afghan Farmers Reportedly Ditch Poppies For Bees
An Obvious, But Ignored Strategy to Defeat the Taliban
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.
James A. Nathan
The most effective way to critically disable the Taliban is to drastically reduce their income and delegitimize them among local populations. What has not been achieved on the battlefield may yet be accomplished in the marketplace.
Karzai Blasts Opium Drug Raid As Violation Of Afghan Sovereignty
PHOTOS: 7 Unexpected Uses For Flowers
Let's Eliminate Welfare for Terrorists
Chairman, Common Sense for Drug Policy; Author, "Drug Crazy"
International drug prohibition, headed by the United States, has, in effect, created a global mechanism that is in the process of eating our civilization alive. Fortunately, we can reverse it with a pen stroke.
The CIA, The Brothers Karzai and Spinning our COIN Wheels
Richard Allen Smith
Afghanistan War Veteran
We are partnering with a symbol of government corruption, which undermines any trust we might receive from the population. We are funding the insurgency we are attempting to counter.
Afghanistan: Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham
Founding CEO of CNN
I would like to propose that we consider another strategy -- strategic bombing. Take poppy fields, for example ... For once, we could be using our billion dollar bombers on billion dollar targets.
Afghanistan Elections Could Hinge On Provincial Poppy Production
Afghan Poppy Palace Photo Tour
Rangoon Raids Yield 28 Kilograms Of Heroin
A Salute to Those Who Have Fought For Us
John Tepper Marlin
President, Boissevain Books LLC
Our honoring of Veterans Day suffers by comparison with Memorial Day, which has a similar purpose and is more widely observed as a holiday because it starts the U.S. summer season.
Defeating the Taliban by Treating the World's Sick: A New Approach to the Afghan Poppy Trade
Human rights lawyer, term member of the U.S. Council on Foreig...
The U.S. policy of poppy eradication in Afghanistan is futile, unimaginative and fails to take into account the economic needs of the Afghan population.
Afghan Poppy Power
Adjunct Professor, New York University
Afghanistan actually has poppy eradication success. It is high time that U.S. foreign policy people stop telling others what is best for them and start engaging in what works.
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