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Despite some advances, the Uzbek government continues to appear reluctant to broaden civic participation in the country.
Decision by the American commander in Afghanistan to expand security- and reconstruction-related missions beyond Kabul.
The new Turkish government, led by the moderately Islamist Justice and Development Party, finds itself almost quite literally between Iraq and a hard place.
A shift in the nation-building strategy adopted by the international community in Afghanistan is needed.
The latest UN security council resolution does give us some small hope for a more multilateral future.
The only parties celebrating this recent move are the madmen on both sides who would plunge Northern Ireland back into civil war.
As Washington prepares for war in Iraq, officials are trying to reassure Afghanistan that it will not be lost in the shuffle
With all this talk of freedom, it is important to ask the question, how are Afghan women enduring American-style freedom?
The fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in November 2001 presented the international community with an unprecedented opportunity to restore peace and security to a perennial trouble spot.
Afghanistan is beginning to look like a quagmire rather than a victory, with echoes of the confusion and uncertainty and persistent bloodshedding of Vietnam.