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    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

      June 16, 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"

      November 12, 13

    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"

      November 13, 13

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of Hizb-e-Islami, one of the three main factions fighting Nato in Afghanistan, tells The Real News that his group has withdrawn from peace talks

      June 16, 13

    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

      November 2, 12

    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 2, 12

    Anand Gopal: Afghan Killings Product of Failed Strategy
    Rural Afghans have given up on US and want an end to the war

      March 16, 12

    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

      March 14, 12

    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

      December 3, 11

    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 12, 11

    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

      May 9, 11

    Why Kill Bin Laden Now?
    Gareth Porter: Domestic politics dictated decision to assassinate bin Laden, not national security.

      May 8, 11

    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: Pakistanís 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

      July 27, 10

    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 13, 10

    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 14, 10

    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

      July 13, 10

    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

      July 13, 10

    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

      July 13, 10

    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 21, 09

    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 21, 09

    Report on Afghanistan Pt1
    Anand Gopal: US focused on military approach but Iraq tactics can't work in Afghanistan

      October 21, 09

    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 21, 09

    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 21, 09

    US strike in Afghanistan kills dozens
    Afghan villagers yesterday mourned relatives buried in mass graves after US-led airstrikes

      October 21, 09

    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 thatís 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 21, 09

    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 21, 09

    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
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