Regions / Afghanistan
On his first day in office, President Barack Obama promised that he would close the Bush-era prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "as soon as practicable" and "no later than one year from the date of this order."
At an FPIF panel on Afghanistan at the recent Left Forum in New York, panelists agreed that there are no military solutions to the current situation but disagreed on whether U.S. troops should leave as soon as possible.
The checker-players of Washington are up against the chess-masters of Kabul, explains columnist Conn Hallinan.
We’ve now been at war with, or in, Iraq for almost 20 years, and intermittently at war in Afghanistan for 30 years.
Here’s a different security approach to fixing Afghanistan.
Understanding the strength of the Taliban and its supporters could provide needed insight on how to overcome the Taliban using other tools than just the military.
After nearly a decade of war, close to 700 U.S., allied, and Afghan military bases dot Afghanistan.
The wonder weapon of our present moment is the missile-armed unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, now doing our dirty work, an endless series of targeted assassinations, in the Afghan-Pakistani borderlands.
Afghanistan and the U.S. military escalation in the civil war there dominated foreign-related news coverage by the three major U.S. television networks in 2009, according to the latest annual review by the authoritative Tyndall Report.
Afghanistan’s problems are all about governance.