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    US-Brokered Afghan Unity Government Paves Way for Continued Military Presence

    The Center for International Policy's Shukria Dellawar breaks down the players behind Afghanistan's new coalition government  October 3, 14

    Afghan Soldier Kills US General, America's Highest-Ranking Fatality Since Vietnam

    Fmr. chief of staff to Colin Powell Lawrence Wilkerson discusses the recent killing of a U.S. General by an Afghan insider and the mess America will leave behind after its withdrawal  October 3, 14

    Next Afghan President Unlikely to Solve Nation's Security Problems

    Dr. Hakim Young and Shukria Dellawar say that the signing of the bilateral security agreement by the next Afghan president is going to complicate attempts at reconciliation with the Taliban  October 3, 14

    The Untold Story of America's War in Afghanistan Pt.2

    Part two of our discussion with journalist Ann Jones on her new book: "How the Wounded Return from America's Wars -- The Untold Story"  October 3, 14

    The Untold Story of America's War in Afghanistan Pt.3

    Part three of our discussion with journalist Ann Jones on her new book: "How the Wounded Return from America's Wars - The Untold Story"  October 3, 14

    'The Americans have been Dishonest Negotiators' says Afghan Militants' Representative

    The Political Chief of Hizb-e-Islami, one of the three main factions fighting Nato in Afghanistan, tells The Real News that his group has withdrawn from peace talks  October 3, 14

    Protest Against Drones and Afghan War at White House

    Code Pink greets newly elected President Obama with demand to end Afghan war and stop secret drone warfare  November 18, 2012

    Both Candidates Misleading on Iran and Afghanistan

    Gareth Porter: Obama and Romney debate a false narrative about US foreign policy  October 28, 2012

    US War Against IED's in Afghanistan a Strategic Failure

    Garth Porter: US has been unable to limit the high casualties suffered as a result of a key Taliban strategy  October 3, 14

    Little Debate About Afghan War in Election Campaign

    Gareth Porter: Afghan war a failure, yet there is little debate about why and what to do next  October 3, 14

    Anand Gopal: Afghan Killings Product of Failed Strategy

    Rural Afghans have given up on US and want an end to the war  October 3, 14

    Afghan Activists Want US Out, No Deal with Taliban

    Sonali Kolhatkar: RAWA women do not want any power sharing deal with Taliban but want US out now  October 3, 14

    United States vs. Manning & Assange

    Michael Ratner: Army is trying to pressure Manning into implicating Julian Assange so that he too can be charged and extradited to US  February 29, 2012

    Families of Soldiers Call for Investigation into Deaths After Military Hazing

    Hearings will take place in Afghanistan, though advocates and the soldier’s family want them to take place within the US  January 26, 2012

    U.S. Afghan Strategy in Disarray

    Shashank Bengali: Pakistan alliance on the rocks, Afghan economy crashing and Taliban not weakened  October 3, 14

    Afghan Energy Wars

    Antonia Juhasz: From oil production to pipelines, energy is a major factor why the US won't leave Afghanistan anytime soon  October 3, 14

    US Afghan Kill/Capture Campaign Targeted Civilians

    Gareth Porter: US used cell phones to track targets, but knowingly killed and captured civilians  September 29, 2011

    Mullen Pakistan Critique Shows US AF/PAK Policy Unraveling

    Gareth Porter: Admiral Mullen's comments on Pakistan show exit strategy from Afghanistan failing  September 29, 2011

    ISI killed journalist Saleem Shahzad: US Intelligence

    NewsX: The US-Pak relationship took another blow today with another scathing report of the ISI  July 5, 2011

    Pakistan rejects criticism over Bin Laden

    Al Jazeera: Pakistan's Prime Minister has denied he or the government knew they were harbouring the world's most-wanted man on its soil  May 10, 2011

    'Coordinated Attacks' Hit Afghan city

    Gunmen launch a wave of attacks in the Afghan city of Kandahar  October 3, 14

    Why Kill Bin Laden Now?

    Gareth Porter: Domestic politics dictated decision to assassinate bin Laden, not national security.  October 3, 14

    Bush Admin Didn't Pursue Bin Laden Post 9/11

    Gareth Porter: Bush admin "had no plan by design" to kill or capture bin Laden  May 6, 2011

    Saudis Rely on Pakistan's Military

    Muhammad Junaid: Saudi Security Council Chief asks Pakistan's support to suppress dissent  May 10, 2011

    Little sympathy for bin Laden in Yemeni and Afghan capitals

    EuroNews: In Yemen pro-democracy activists have urged protesters not to display banners of Osama bin Laden  May 4, 2011

    Robert Fisk on Bin Laden Death

    Al Jazeera interviews Robert Fisk, British author and journalist for the Independent  May 3, 2011

    Bin Laden Euphoria and Wild West Justice

    Eric Margolis: Bringing bin Laden to justice would have meant a trial, not an assassination  May 3, 2011

    Gitmo Papers Reveal Hundreds of Innocent People Held and are Still Held

    Vincent Warren: Secret Guantanamo files reveal what's been known for years - evidence against most detainees was a sham  April 26, 2011

    Taliban Can Fight Forever

    Rahimullah Yusufzai: Negotiations must take place now; Taliban, fighting for religion and country, can fight forever  January 11, 2011

    Permanent Bases Objective in Afghan War?

    Sen. Lindsay Graham may have revealed real objective of war with call for permanent air bases  January 10, 2011

    Business in Afghanistan, Connections Matter Most

    Jonathan Landay investigates alleged corruption at highest levels in Afghanistan  November 14, 2010

    Afghan Government Holds Secret Talks with Taliban

    Newsy: Taliban representatives and the Afghan government have engaged in secret talks  October 8, 2010

    NATO Supplies in Constant Danger within Pakistan

    Newsy: Pakistan’s move to block NATO and US supply routes has stranded supply trucks by its border  October 6, 2010

    US Media and Afghan War

    Reese Erlich: Military downplaying biggest surge of the war  October 15, 2010

    China and the Afghan War

    One War in Pakistan and Afghanistan Pt.2  October 7, 2010

    One War in Pakistan and Afghanistan

    Muhammad Junaid: US is replicating the final days of Russian occupation, deal looking more likely  October 6, 2010

    Drugs and Murder in Afghanistan

    Did US soldiers create Afghan Killing Club Pt. 2 - Is Army culture to blame for the crimes?  September 21, 2010

    Did US Soldiers Create Afghan Killing Club?

    US soldiers charged with targeting Afghan civilians; Army ignored pleas by soldier's father  September 20, 2010

    PANIC GRIPS AFGHAN BANK CUSTOMERS

    Al Jazeera: Nervous customers withdraw their savings amid fears of possible bank collapse.  September 8, 2010

    AFGHAN WEDDING: A HAPPY ENDING

    Channel4: In Afghanistan, this bride - a rape victim - and her groom had to overcome prejudice and abuse  August 18, 2010

    The gangs of Kandahar - the city's real power?

    Channel 4: Author Stephen Grey writes about how "warlords" control the Afghan city of Kandahar  August 16, 2010

    Living with the Taliban on the Afghan frontline

    Channel 4 News has obtained rare film of Taliban fighters on the Afghanistan frontline  August 16, 2010

    FLOOD WILL AFFECT AFPAK WAR

    Muhammad Junaid: Floods in Pakistan will devastate food supply in both countries  August 13, 2010

    BATTLE FOR KANDAHAR IS ON

    Junaid: US troops may be able to control Kandahar for a time, but cannot control the countryside  August 16, 2010

    WIKILEAKS: WASHINGTON DISMAYED WITH AFGHAN WAR

    Eric Margolis: US will need Pakistan to make deal with the Taliban  August 3, 2010

    WHY IS THE US IN AFGHANISTAN - RUSSIA AND CHINA?

    Wikileaks: The Pakistan connection Pt.3  August 1, 2010

    CIA AND ISI NURTURED MUJAHIDEEN AND TALIBAN

    Wikileaks: The Pakistan connection Pt.2  July 31, 2010

    Canadian soliders 'killed' in friendly fire

    Al Jazeera revisits incident in Afghanistan prompted by report contained in Wikileaks  July 29, 2010

    WIKILEAKS: THE PAKISTAN CONNECTION

    Gould, Fitzgerald, authors of "Afghanistan's Untold Story" discuss WikiLeaks Pakistan Taliban connection  July 29, 2010

    Afghan shootings raise war crimes question

    Evidence examined by Channel 4 News could indicate "war crimes" in Afghanistan  July 28, 2010

    Files raise questions over civilian casualties

    Channel 4:Wikileaks reports which suggest disparity between UN and US civilian casualty figures  October 3, 14

    Afghan files: Task Force 373 - the Taliban hunters

    Channel 4 News analyses claims Task Force 373 appeared to botch attempts to kill al-Qaeda operatives  October 3, 14

    Secret Files Leak: Afghanistan's Hidden War

    Channel 4: War as we have never been allowed to see it before: more than 90,000 secret files  October 3, 14

    Afghan leak: Wikileaks Julian Assange tells all

    Channel 4 News speaks exclusively to founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange about the Afghan war logs  July 26, 2010

    Secret files: Wikileaks reveals 'unseen war'

    Major security breach reveals alleged "execution squads", an apparent plot to kill the Afghan president  July 25, 2010

    Afghan casualties: number of UK payouts 'treble'

    Channel4: Payments to relatives of civilians killed in error by British forces in Afghanistan trebled  June 25, 2010

    McChrystal's counter-terrorism without McChrystal

    Lawrence Wilkerson: Overall objectives and basic strategy in Afghanistan are wrong - it's time to leave  June 24, 2010

    Three 'neo-cons' support Obama firing McChrysal

    Raw: John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, Lindsey Graham, hold a news conference; and give Obama a lecture  June 24, 2010

    Raw: Obama fires McChrystal

    Obama says no change in Afghan strategy  October 3, 14

    Why the furor over McChrystal?

    Porter: The real problem is a failed strategy in Afghanistan  June 23, 2010

    Rolling Stone writer explains McChrystal article

    Al Jazeera: Michael Hastings on what Gen. McChrystal was trying to achieve by giving a journalist access  June 23, 2010

    Kandahar campaign will be bloody

    US troops by day, Taliban by night Pt.2 - Junaid: Local people likely to suffer majority of casualties  June 20, 2010

    McChrystal faces 'Iraq' moment

    McChrystal confronts the specter of a collapse of United States political support for the war  June 20, 2010

    Paul Jay on RT - US knew Afghan bonanza in '07

    Did mineral deposits in Afghanistan affect President Obama's '09 decision to widen the scope of the war?  June 16, 2010

    US troops by day, Taliban by night

    Junaid: People of Kandahar caught between US army and Taliban; will not support US offensive  June 19, 2010

    Taliban offensive in full effect in Afghanistan

    Al Jazeera: The assault on the Kandahar air field comes days after two Taliban attacks on US and NATO  May 23, 2010

    33 billion for Afghan war

    Swanson: Congress set to pass emergency funding for war  May 18, 2010

    Turning point in US anti-war movement

    AlJazeera: Forty years ago National Guard troops in Ohio fired on students at Kent State  May 4, 2010

    US panel debates drone legality

    Al Jazeera: It is widely suspected that the US has used drones frequently to target al-Qaeda and Taliban  March 24, 2010

    Speculation surrounds Pak arrests of Taliban

    Junaid: Rumors are flying that Pakistan's arrests of Taliban leaders may signal secret negotiations  February 27, 2010

    Marja and the drug war

    US picks its drug lords as Pashtun tribe prepares to battle for control of poppy fields  March 2, 2010

    Questions remain over Taliban arrests

    Al Jazeera: Are the arrests of Taliban leaders a ploy by Pakistan to control peace talks?  February 22, 2010

    Afghans hate US backed war lords

    Omar and bin Laden Pt2: "Take and hold" in Marja won't mean much if rule of warlords not ended  February 22, 2010

    Afghans hate US backed war lords

    Omar and bin Laden Pt2: "Take and hold" in Marja won't mean much if rule of warlords not ended  February 22, 2010

    Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden

    Yusufzai: Pre-9/11 saw great tension between Taliban and al-Qaeda, then US invasion created common enemy  February 20, 2010

    Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden

    Yusufzai: Pre-9/11 saw great tension between Taliban and al-Qaeda, then US invasion created common enemy  February 20, 2010

    Capture of leader will not weaken Taliban

    Yusufzai: Taliban is so strong now they have probably already replaced Baradar  February 19, 2010

    Capture of leader will not weaken Taliban

    Yusufzai: Taliban is so strong now they have probably already replaced Baradar  February 19, 2010

    The "Battle" of Marja

    Muhammad Junaid: Marja more propaganda than war, but if US brings prosperity, people could accept it  February 18, 2010

    Fierce resistance to US Afghan offensive

    Officials claim the Taliban's top military commander has been captured - Ch4 reports  February 17, 2010

    Offensive in Marja directed at US public opinion

    Porter: The attack on Marja is meant to prepare Americans to accept negotiations with Taliban  February 17, 2010

    Do the Taliban represent the Pashtuns? Pt.4

    Junaid: Afghan jirga is a real democratic form, if left alone, they would tell foreign forces to leave  February 11, 2010

    US court: Pak. woman guilty of attempted murder

    A Pakistani female neuroscientist has been convicted of trying to kill US soldiers and FBI agents  February 5, 2010

    Do the Taliban represent the Pashtuns? Pt.2

    Junaid: Pashtuns didn't agree with their al-Qaeda guests 9/11 attack, but US repeated Soviet mistake  February 9, 2010

    Do the Taliban represent the Pashtuns? Pt3

    Junaid: US alliance with warlords creates conditions for revival of the Taliban  October 3, 14

    New mindset for US foreign policy? Pt.2

    Peter Dale Scott: If you unleash the dogs of war it's not easy to pull them back.  February 1, 2010

    "The Afghan Government is not worth fighting for"

    The Doha Debates takes on the Afghan war  January 31, 2010

    Canada's pro-democracy movement

    People in the streets accusing prime minister of shutting down parliament to avoid war crimes inquiry  October 3, 14

    New mindset for US foreign policy?

    Peter Dale Scott: The President does not choose the mindset, it chooses the people who become President  January 31, 2010

    Do the Taliban represent the Pashtuns?

    Muhammad Junaid: Pashtun traditional code conflicts with Taliban law, but US attacks creating support  January 21, 2010

    The Afghan war and the 'Grand Chessboard' Pt.1

    Zbigniew Brzezinski on Afghanistan and the American strategy for Eurasia and the world  January 13, 2010

    The Afghan war and the 'Grand Chessboard' Pt2

    Brzezinski: Six months before Soviet invasion, we financed the Mujahideen  January 15, 2010

    Afghanistan and global dominance Pt2

    Engdahl: New regional cooperation that challenges US dominance is good for the world  January 7, 2010

    "Obama's choice" pure politics

    Lawrence Wilkerson: Obama's campaign rhetoric and his generals put him in a corner on Afghanistan  December 4, 2009

    America cannot be the hegemon of Western Asia

    Wilkerson Pt2: Diplomacy must lead a regional solution to Afghan war; there is no military solution  December 5, 2009

    US no business in the middle of Afghan civil war

    Phyllis Bennis: Obama said that there was no military solution, but that's all he's really offering  December 6, 2009

    Why is the USA in Afghanistan?

    Engdahl: Key objective is a permanent military presence in Asia  December 9, 2009

    Afghan war not about self-defence

    Phyllis Bennis Pt2: Afghan people must fight the Taliban and the warlords, US occupation makes it worse  December 7, 2009

    India, Pakistan and a regional solution

    Bennis Pt3: India and Pakistan and other regional players must be part of the solution to Afgan war  December 8, 2009

    Obama's Vietnam-lite

    Pepe Escobar: It's not Vietnam, said Obama, but neither it is what he said it is  December 2, 2009

    Obama's "empire"

    Obama says US is not an empire as he sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan  December 2, 2009

    Obama's "empire" Pt.2

    What would an alternative strategy for Afghanistan look like? Paul Jay with Reese Erlich  December 3, 2009

    Ron Paul: End the War in Afghanistan

    Paul: Are we staying in Afghanistan to save face?  November 24, 2009

    Is Karzai in control?

    Al Jazeera: Karzai has been sworn in for a second term, can he gain the support of the Afghan people?  November 23, 2009

    A woman among warlords Pt.2

    Joya: US in Afghanistan supports drug dealing warlords to better control the regions oil and gas  November 22, 2009

    A woman among warlords

    Joya: US backed fundamentalism is at the root of the Afghan problem; foreign troops should get out now  November 21, 2009

    Obama's war in Afghanistan Pt2

    Fault Lines debates Obamas war in Afghanistan. Hosted by Avi Lewis.  November 17, 2009

    Obama's war in Afghanistan Pt1

    Fault Lines debates Obamas war in Afghanistan. Hosted by Avi Lewis.  November 15, 2009

    'These people just want to be left alone'

    In Afghanistan the US soldiers are losing heart for a fight they feel their presence is only prolonging  November 9, 2009

    What's US objective in Afghanistan?

    Youssef: Pentagon officials are going public with plan to set up indefinitely in the region  November 3, 2009

    Don't repeat Vietnam in Afghanistan Pt.1

    Daniel Ellsberg: The counter-insurgency plan in Afghanistan is similar to Vietnam  November 5, 2009

    Don't repeat Vietnam in Afghanistan Pt.2

    Daniel Ellsberg: The counter-insurgency plan in Afganistan is similar to Viet Nam Pt2  November 6, 2009

    Don't repeat Vietnam in Afghanistan Pt.3

    Daniel Ellsberg: The counter-insurgency plan in Afganistan is similar to Viet Nam Pt3  November 7, 2009

    Taliban leader killed in Afghan operation

    As Pakistan continues to struggle coalition forces are claiming some success in neighbouring Afghanistan  October 14, 2009

    Obama struggles to maintain support for Afghan war

    The Obama administration is keen to maintain public support for the war in Afghanistan.  September 2, 2009

    Poor Helmand turnout for Afghan election

    Reports suggest as few as 150 people voted in the Helmand area of Afghanistan  August 27, 2009

    Partial Afghan poll count shows Karzai in lead

    Incumbent President Hamid Karzai appears to have garnered 41 per cent of the vote so far  August 27, 2009

    The Afghan chessboard

    Pepe Escobar commentary: The real meaning of the Afghan elections  October 3, 14

    British deaths in Afghanistan as votes come in

    The two main contenders for the presidency both claiming victory, two more British soldiers were killed  August 25, 2009

    Obama's War Pt2

    On the front lines with U.S. troops, can Iraq-style "surge" work in Afghanistan?  August 24, 2009

    Obama's War Pt1

    What is the US trying to achieve in Afghanistan, and will it make the US safer?  August 22, 2009

    Taliban warning to Afghan voters

    Taliban fighters warn voters not to go to the polls or risk death or a "finger"  August 20, 2009

    Afghan villagers want an end to war

    British ambassador tells villagers to vote, but they are more interested in an end to violence  August 19, 2009

    Elections in Afghanistan

    Youssef: Afghans have little faith in the elections, the central government or the foreign forces  August 19, 2009

    Corruption claims mar Afghan elections

    Corruption, poverty and the power of warlords are issues most Afghans are concerned about  August 18, 2009

    Afghan civilian death toll rises

    UN report says the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan has jumped by 24 per cent  August 1, 2009

    More U.S. Troops Heading to Afghanistan?

    Gen. Stanley McChrystal expected to ask for more troops for Afghanistan  August 1, 2009

    Taliban chief rejects British overtures

    Taliban commander Haqqani says British only want to talk because they are "feeling the pain of losses"  July 28, 2009

    Taliban issues new code of conduct

    Taliban's new military manual outlines a unified code of behavior to win "hearts and minds"  July 28, 2009

    Afghanistan: US up to its ears in trouble

    Margolis: The US is not just fighting the Taliban, they are fighting the Pashtun people  August 1, 2009

    Biggest military offensive of Obama's presidency

    Thousands of US marines pouring into Taliban controlled villages in Afghanistan's Helmand province  July 3, 2009

    Deadly US air-strike on Afghan village

    Afghan government says around 140 villagers were killed in a US air-strike in Afghanistan last month  June 26, 2009

    Afghanistan's smuggler children

    A program to eradicate opium production has led to an upsurge of child smugglers  October 3, 14

    Report on Afghanistan Pt1

    Anand Gopal: US focused on military approach but Iraq tactics can't work in Afghanistan  October 3, 14

    Report on Afghanistan Pt.2

    Anand Gopal: The Pakistani state is aligned with Afghan Taliban but at war with the Pakistani Taliban  June 6, 2009

    No way to "win" in Afghanistan

    Porter: The United States doesn't understand the forces it unleashed in Afghanistan  May 25, 2009

    McChrystal and the Afghan military "solution" Pt1

    Porter: A civilian component to a counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan is essentially empty talk  May 24, 2009

    Opium is king in Afghanistan

    Lasseter Pt.2: Drug trade inseparable from both the Afghan insurgency and the NATO-backed government  October 3, 14

    Poppy palaces in Afghanistan

    Lasseter Pt.3: Solutions in Afghanistan are hard to find as corruption and a narco-state grow  May 12, 2009

    Drug lords have friends in high places

    Tom Lasseter: Afghan drug trade thrives with help, and neglect, of officials  May 10, 2009

    Killing them softly with air strikes

    Pepe Escobar on how the rebranded "war on terror" is being sold as a PAKISTANI war  October 3, 14

    US strike in Afghanistan kills dozens

    Afghan villagers yesterday mourned relatives buried in mass graves after US-led airstrikes  October 3, 14

    McGovern warns Obama of LBJ legacy

    ANP: Obama runs the risk of hobbling his domestic goals if he continues to send troops into Afghanistan  May 5, 2009

    Opium Economics

    Good.is: How does heroin get to the world?  April 25, 2009

    The secrets of Obama's surge

    The President is not exactly telling all that’s going on in AfPak  April 1, 2009

    Obama's Afghan plan

    Gutman: If you don't put Afghan development at the centre of a strategy then things will get worse  April 1, 2009

    Dangerous decisions in Afghanistan Pt. 3

    Ahmad: US desperate in Afghanistan, needs deal with Russia - which makes China nervous  March 14, 2009

    Why are we in Afghanistan?

    The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 9, 2009

    Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.2

    The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 10, 2009

    Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.3

    The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 12, 2009

    Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.4

    The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 13, 2009

    Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.5

    The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 14, 2009

    Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.6

    The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 15, 2009

    Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.7

    The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 23, 2009

    Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.8

    The Real News Cafe: Recorded live at the Gladstone in Toronto, a Real News panel takes on the Afghan war  March 28, 2009

    Why are we in Afghanistan? Pt.9

    The Real News Cafe: What does al-Qaeda want?  March 29, 2009

    Dangerous decisions in Afghanistan Pt. 1

    Ahmad: Obama's decision to add troops and arm Afghan militias is dangerous  March 8, 2009

    The key to the Taliban riddle Pt.2

    Veteran Afghan jihadis have the US administration puzzled, Pt. 2 of 2  March 6, 2009

    The Taliban riddle

    Pepe Escobar: Everybody is making a mess out of the AfPak theatre, including Washington  March 5, 2009

    The Afghan trap

    Ray McGovern: US attempt to trap the USSR in 1979 is at root of current situation in Afghanistan  February 21, 2009

    Russia postpones Iran missile deal

    Russia Today TV reports Russia keeps missile sale on table as it holds cards in Afghanistan Pt.2  February 22, 2009

    Combat Outpost: From the Afghan frontline

    Guardian: US military's most dangerous outposts show just how western forces are losing ground  February 16, 2009

    "The good war" Pt.3

    Nancy Youssef reports on her recent assignment in Afghanistan and on Obama's plans for the country  January 23, 2009

    "The good war" Pt.2

    Nancy Youssef reports on her recent assignment in Afghanistan and on Obama's plans for the country  January 22, 2009

    Lost souls of Afghanistan's heroin trade

    Guardian: A look at the rise in drug addiction in Kabul since the invasion of Afghanistan  January 1, 2009

    Civilian casualties in Afghanistan

    Guardian: Clancy Chassay reports on the impact of civilian casualties on the Afghan population  December 20, 2008

    Margolis on how to resolve Afghan conflict

    Eric Margolis: Only solution is a total withdrawal of foreign forces, regardless of consequences Pt. 3/4  November 13, 2008

    What does the West owe Afghanistan?

    Eric Margolis: The US and NATO must cease military operations and negotiate with Taliban Pt.4/4  November 21, 2008

    The war without an objective

    Eric Margolis: Obama's only option is to make an agreement with Taliban and withdraw from Afghanistan  November 12, 2008

    US should say yes to drugs in Afghanistan

    Sunil Ram: A rational policy requires buying poppies from Afghan farmers, and cutting out warlords Pt.3  November 1, 2008

    Coalition forces on the wrong track in Afghanistan

    Anand Gopal: Afghanistan does not need more guns, it needs reconstruction and reconciliation  October 17, 2008

    Al-Qaeda and jihad's tribal connections

    Pakistani analyst Khawar Mehdi: The jihad's ideology and leaders Pt3 of 4  September 19, 2008

    Al-Qaeda calls for a new 'Jihad'

    Afghanistan, and not Iraq -- is the main front of struggle  July 23, 2008

    The Pak-Afghan riddle

    Prof. Barnett Rubin on the US, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Taliban and NATO (1 of 4)  July 16, 2008

    The Pak-Afghan riddle part 2

    Prof. Barnett Rubin on the links between the US, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Taliban and NATO (2 of 4)  July 15, 2008

    Pakistan, Afghanistan and 'Pashtunistan'?

    Prof. Rubin says both the Pashtuns and the Taliban want to abolish the Pak-Afghan border ( 3 of 4)  October 3, 14

    Beyond the war on terror

    Prof. Rubin: Not covert action, greater political cooperation with Pakistan should be focus (4 of 4)  July 21, 2008

    Carnage in Kabul

    Graeme Smith: Taliban forces 'franchised' and mostly Afghan based  July 9, 2008

    Is Pakistan to blame for spike in Afghan violence?

    Graeme Smith: The Taliban are mostly based in Afghanistan, Pakistan bases not the issue  June 28, 2008

    Afghanistan: The new 'great game'

    Guardian: In cross-border raids by Taliban from Pakistan, US troop response reminiscent of 19th century  June 28, 2008

    Afghan leaders say Pak ISI behind blasts

    Yousafzai: Afghan Pres Hamid Karzai blaming Pakistan to win Afghan votes in next election  June 27, 2008

    What should Obama's policy be for Afghanistan?

    Ahmad: Take on the drug lords and support local leaders without seeking US strategic advantage (4/4)  June 21, 2008

    Taliban forces alter strategy

    NATO forces push Taliban out of Arghandab district but for how long?  June 20, 2008

    Obama and Afghanistan

    Aijaz Ahmad: There is no military solution to the war in Afghanistan (3/4)  October 3, 14

    Will Pakistan fight a US war?

    Aijaz Ahmad: US bombing disrupted negotiations between Pakistan gov and tribal leaders (2/4)  June 19, 2008

    Does the Afghan war matter to the US?

    Ahmad: Permanent bases and strategy towards China long-term US objectives in Afghanistan (1/4)  June 18, 2008

    Kandahar braces for Taliban offensive

    Taliban and NATO forces both assert that they are in control  June 18, 2008

    Karzai threatens to send troops into Pakistan

    AP: Afghanistan's president is ready to seek out Taliban wherever they are hiding  June 16, 2008

    Afghanistan: Lost in translation

    Guardian: Even interpreters have given up on language gap between US Airborne company and Pashtun elder  June 22, 2008

    Afghanistan's other voices: the artist

    Guardian: Kabul artist Ali Kahn talks about being persecuted for his ethnicity and his art  June 16, 2008

    Afghanistan's other voices: the brick makers

    The Guardian: A group of brick makers struggle, confronted by rising food prices and insecurity  June 26, 2008

    Kabul's new drug crisis

    Guardian: Iran and Pakistan deporting drug addicts to Afghanistan  May 31, 2008

    Karzai, cabinet ministers flee under fire

    Senior Afghan leadership, foreign dignitaries sent running for cover as militants open fire on ceremony  April 28, 2008

    Obama's Vietnam?

    Ray McGovern: Will Afghanistan be Obama's Vietnam?  December 12, 2008

    Raw News: UK marines in Afghanistan

    Sky news video shows Royal Marines operation in Helmund province, Afghanistan  February 26, 2008

    NATO split over Afghanistan

    Saleem Shahzad: NATO debates two choices - massive military offensive or negotiate with the Taliban  January 25, 2008

    NATO Split Over Afghanistan

    Saleem Shahzad: NATO debates two choices - massive military offensive or negotiate with the Taliban  January 25, 2008

    Is there a military solution in Afghanistan?

    Eric Margolis: Manley report on Canada's role in Afghanistan justifies failing mission  January 23, 2008

    Afghanistan: Caught between extremes

    Malalai Joya: Afghan woman parliamentarian speaks out  November 16, 2007

    Afghanistan: Caught between extremes

    Malalai Joya: Afghan woman parliamentarian speaks out (Real News Replay)  November 16, 2007

    Afghanistan in mourning

    Six parliamentarians killed in Afghanistan's deadliest-ever suicide blast  November 8, 2007

    Critical Opportunities Lost in Afghanistan

    Jonathan S. Landay: Opportunity lost to repay Afghanistan for US policy that led to civil war; could be headed there again  January 14, 2011

    Taliban fighters display 'US weapons'

    Al Jazeera exclusive footage showing the Taliban in Afghanistan displaying what appears to be US weapon  November 10, 2009

     

     

     

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