May 12, 2021 | The country's 2004 constitution permits significant local control. Actually practicing it could protect women and minorities in the event of a Taliban takeover in Kabul.
Articles by Inge Fryklund
March 31, 2021 | Why are desperate refugees turning up on the U.S. border? Because we have offloaded the costs of the drug war on Latin America.
May 17, 2017 | Military leaders want more troops to help prop up an unaccountable Afghan government — one that even Afghans aren't interested in dying for.
November 20, 2015 | America's leading Sunni ally was propagating a violent, sectarian religious ideology long before ISIS came on the scene.
May 7, 2015 | ISIS may be more famous for cutting off heads, but it's Washington that's learning the hard way not to slash first and ask questions later.
February 22, 2014 | The author had a ringside seat to how the surge in Afghanistan only increased Ahmed Wali Karzai’s leverage, thus increasing U.S. need for his support.
May 30, 2013 | With endless foreign aid, the US has undercut mechanisms of democratic accountability in Afghanistan and should not be surprised at the results.
April 11, 2013 | Forget the border--what drives migration?
February 5, 2013 | Afghan's convoluted and expensive voter registration system completely misses the actual sources of election fraud.
September 14, 2012 | Afghanistan can't prosecute its way out of rampant corruption.