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What's Behind the Taliban's Call for Talks?
The Taliban's letter, which urged the American people to pressure Trump to begin peace talks, is "more of a reflection of internal Taliban politics than a very meaningful and sincere request to talk," says Thomas Johnson, former advisor to NATO forces in Afghanistan.

  February 21, 2018

No End to US Involvement in Afghanistan
"We'll Keep a Military Force for 50 Years Next to China and Pakistan," say Wilkerson. Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, part 9

  November 28, 2017

The New York Times Gives Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Free Advertising
It's 'incredible' that the New York Times gave former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince editorial space to suggest letting private mercenaries lead the war in Afghanistan, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

  August 30, 2017

Documentary Special: Return to Kandahar - A film by Paul Jay and Nelofer Pazira
Nelofer Pazira returns to Afghanistan in 2002 seeking her childhood friend Dyana who she thought had died living under Taliban rule. Through her search Nelofer unravels her past and the history of her country; Ottawa Citizen said the film was "as suspenseful as any drama. But it is also a shocking portrait of a nation still reeling from years of war, resistance and oppression."

  August 27, 2017

Trump's Afghan Military Solution Will Fail
James Dorsey tells Paul Jay that Trump's plan is to force the Taliban to negotiate, but there is no reason for them to do so

  August 29, 2017

Endless War in Afghanistan
Institute for Policy Studies' Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss Trump's war without end in Afghanistan

  August 22, 2017

Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: Windfall for the Military-Industrial Complex​
After 16 years and over a trillion dollars' worth ​of fighting, the U.S. has accomplished none of its stated goals--except the goal of​ enriching the ​flourishing military-industrial complex

  August 21, 2017

Bannon and Blackwater Want to Outsource Afghan War
With the Afghan war in a violent stalemate, President Trump and his top advisers have considered proposals to outsource the anti-Taliban fight to private mercenaries

  August 3, 2017

Trump Frees Mattis to Escalate Endless Afghan War
As Defense Secretary James Mattis is authorized to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, Stephen Miles of Win Without War says the U.S. and other foreign powers should focus on a political solution

  June 15, 2017

Afghanistan: U.S. Poised to Extend a War it Can't Win
Military historian Andrew Bacevich says the U.S. is could soon escalate the Afghan war rather than face the tough questions it would take to end it

  May 17, 2017

Afghanistan: The Longest U.S. War is Deadlier Than Ever
Matthew Hoh, a military veteran and diplomat who resigned his State Department post in protest of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, says the 16-year Afghan war won't end until the U.S. drops its strategy of sporadic escalation and insistence on Taliban surrender, with Afghan civilians suffering the worst consequences.

  May 3, 2017

Wilkerson on Afghanistan: The Longest U.S. War Will Go on for Decades
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says geopolitics and the Taliban's military strength will help keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for decades to come.

  May 4, 2017

Are the CIA and Western Intelligence Services Covering Up Algerian Sponsorship of Islamist Jihadists? (1/2)
A Report by SOAS Professor Jeremy Keenan unveils the role of the Algerian Intelligence Agencies in running al-Qaeda camps in Northern Africa with the knowledge of the CIA, reports Dr. Nafeez Ahmed of Insurge Intelligence

  November 4, 2016

Afghanistan War at 15th Year Without End in Sight
Trump and Clinton ignore Afghanistan war because they both will continue it, says Afghan Women's Mission co-director Sonali Kolhatkar

  October 7, 2016

'Hands Dripping with the Blood of the Afghan People': US Agrees to Pardon and Reward Warlord
The peace deal amounts to a bribe for warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to not commit crimes and terrorism, says Sonali Kolhatkar, host of "Rising Up With Sonali" on KPFA

  September 25, 2016

MSF Says Fleeing Workers Targeted in Kunduz Attack
MSF General Director Christopher Stokes and Codepink's Medea Benjamin say the US military's explanation for the October attack that took 30 lives remains woefully inadequate

  November 5, 2015

Does the US Have a Plan in Afghanistan? (2/2)
Author Anand Gopal discusses why a US strategy of arming 350,000 Afghan men will only perpetuate endless war

  October 19, 2015

Does the US Have a Plan in Afghanistan? (1/2)
Author Anand Gopal discusses why a US strategy of arming 350,000 Afghan men will only perpetuate endless war

  October 19, 2015

MSF Hospital Targeted by Afghan Government Forces in July
Phyllis Bennis says three months ago the hospital was attacked by US backed Afghan troops seeking Taliban militants

  October 8, 2015

MSF Demands War Crime Probe in Afghanistan
Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian reporter in Kabul, describes the local reaction to the bombing and questions the verification process that the US military exercises before bombing targets

  October 7, 2015

Dependency on Warlords Led to U.S. Attack on MSF Afghan Hospital
Sonali Kolhatkar tells Paul Jay that the American perpetual war strategy has created a criminal narco-state and generated support for the hated Taliban

  October 6, 2015

U.S. Policy in Afghanistan Created Hundreds of Little Dictators
Author and journalist Anand Gopal discusses the legacy of the war in Afghanistan at the Hosftra Conference on the George W. Bush Presidency

  March 30, 2015

No End in Sight for America's Longest War
As President Obama slows US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, former State Department official Matthew Hoh says this will only intensify the violence and perpetuate the war

  March 29, 2015

UN Finds 3,000 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan in 2014
Sonali Kolhatkar, co-author of the book, Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence says the new President in Afghanistans' approach to governing depends on US protection of his presidency

  January 7, 2015

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

  September 29, 2014

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

  August 6, 2014

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 11, 2013

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 11, 2013

'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, 2013

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

  September 27, 2012

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

  September 27, 2012

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

  March 14, 2012

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 13, 2012

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

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 7, 2011

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

'Coordinated Attacks' Hit Afghan city
Gunmen launch a wave of attacks in the Afghan city of Kandahar

  May 8, 2011

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

  May 5, 2011

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

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

Al Jazeera: Nervous customers withdraw their savings amid fears of possible bank collapse.

  September 8, 2010

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

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

  August 16, 2010

Eric Margolis: US will need Pakistan to make deal with the Taliban

  August 3, 2010

Wikileaks: The Pakistan connection Pt.3

  August 1, 2010

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

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, 2010

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

  July 27, 2010

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

  July 27, 2010

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

  June 23, 2010

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

Marja and the drug war
US picks its drug lords as Pashtun tribe prepares to battle for control of poppy fields

  March 2, 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

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

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

  February 1, 2010

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

  January 26, 2010

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

Zbigniew Brzezinski on the Afghan War and the 'Grand Chessboard' (1/3)
In a 2010 interview, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Paul Jay discuss the war in Afghanistan and the American strategy for dominating Eurasia and the world to prevent "global anarchy". Brzezinski died on May 26, 2017

  January 13, 2010

Brzezinski's Afghan War and the Grand Chessboard (2/3)
In a 2010 interview with Paul Jay, Zbigniew Brzezinski defends his fateful decision to push President Carter to arm the Afghan Mujahedin and induce the Soviet Union into an invasion of Afghanistan - a strategy that led to the emergence of the Taliban, Bin Laden and al Qaeda. Brzezinski died on May 26, 2017

  January 15, 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

  August 26, 2009

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

  June 24, 2009

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

  June 3, 2009

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

  May 10, 2009

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

  May 8, 2009

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

  May 6, 2009

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 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)

  July 15, 2008

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)

  June 19, 2008

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

Kabul Bombing and Afghan War are a Result of Deep Contradiction in US Policy
Long-time Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn explains that the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the recent massive bombing in Kabul are the result of contradictory US support for Sunni factions in the region and will not end until US pressures Pakistan

  June 2, 2017

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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