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Death on the Durand Line \ Paul R. Pillar
30 Nov 2011 11:37

Death on the Durand Line \ Paul R. Pillar

The incident on Saturday in which NATO airstrikes killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers at border outposts was an accident waiting to happen.

To stop Afghan bombs, a focus on Pakistani fertilizer \ Greg Jaffe
26 Nov 2011 14:08

To stop Afghan bombs, a focus on Pakistani fertilizer \ Greg Jaffe

To grasp the severity of Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero’s $40-fertilizer-bomb problem, it helps to consider some much bigger numbers.

U.S. commander readying request for more troops to advise Afghans \ David Cloud
26 Nov 2011 13:46

U.S. commander readying request for more troops to advise Afghans \ David Cloud

Marine Gen. John R. Allen wants 1,700 more military personnel to lead hundreds of new advisor teams to be assigned beginning next year to Afghan units battling the Taliban insurgency, officials say.

Hamid Karzai’s Poison Pill \ Robert Dreyfuss
23 Nov 2011 11:49

Hamid Karzai’s Poison Pill \ Robert Dreyfuss

The Afghan president has laid out the conditions for an extended U.S. military presence. But with opposition to his rule growing, can Karzai hold on?

21 Sep 2011 13:09

Obituary: Burhanuddin Rabbani

Burhanuddin Rabbani, who has died in a bomb attack in Kabul, has been a key player during some of the most turbulent years in Afghanistan's history.

The Lion of the Panjshir
11 Sep 2011 15:41

The Lion of the Panjshir

Today is the tenth anniversary of the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Lion of the Panjshir,

US raids in Afghanistan triple since 2009
14 Aug 2011 17:26

US raids in Afghanistan triple since 2009

New figures released by NATO reveal a dramatic increase in the number of U.S. commando raids across Afghanistan since the ouster of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who served as commander of the war in 2009 and early 2010 before being replaced by now-CIA Chief David Petraeus.

We and History/Seddiq Rahpoe Tarzi
7 Jul 2011 12:20

We and History/Seddiq Rahpoe Tarzi

As at one of my notes in the journal Rowshani (Light), the magazine of the Enlighteners Association of Afghanistan (Kanun e Rowshangaran Afghanistan), which ended its publication- due to shortage of space here, it is not possible to go on detail about it- I did write an article entitled Aryan Ethnic:...

The Imams call People to Islamic Unity
15 Jun 2011 16:28

The Imams call People to Islamic Unity

We cannot ignore imam Ali's dealings with his predecessors to the khilafah. He treated them with consideration although he believed that they had taken what was his right.

Shia: The target of conspiracies of Imperialism, Zionism and Facsism
12 Jun 2011 10:50

Shia: The target of conspiracies of Imperialism, Zionism and Facsism

In fact Arab faschism fight against Shia around the world while their approaches are Racial, Religious and Secular aspects. Iranian Faschism do the same with Racial, Secular and infidelity trends. The Mongolism (Hazareh tribe faschism) carries out its task upon Racial and Secular aspects. Pashtunism ...

Kabul: The Addicts Under The Bridge
6 Jun 2011 15:10

Kabul: The Addicts Under The Bridge

KABUL -- Heroin addicts in Afghanistan's capital usually meet in hidden places. In an abandoned building. In a disused cargo container. In places where the dealers who bring them heroin paste can find them and they can spread the paste on tinfoil, light it, and inhale the smoke through a thin plastic ...

The Timeless Beauty Of fghanistan
25 May 2011 18:21

The Timeless Beauty Of fghanistan's Blue Mosque

MAZAR-I SHARIF, Afghanistan -- What would Afghanistan look like without war

Bin Laden buried in sea of question marks
8 May 2011 17:22

Bin Laden buried in sea of question marks

BEIJING, -- Thanks to modern technology, particularly satellite imagery and live video beamed from combatants, truth should no longer be the first casualty of war

Bin Laden
3 May 2011 16:28

Bin Laden's Death: What This Means for Pakistan's ISI

When U.S. President Obama called Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to tell him the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. citizens in a lightening raid not far from the Pakistani capital last night, he also instructed his team to similarly inform their Pakistani counterparts. The question ...

Does Pakistan Really Want a Stable Afghanistan?
20 Apr 2011 14:49

Does Pakistan Really Want a Stable Afghanistan?

In recent weeks, ties between Islamabad and Washington have grown more strained than a cup of sickly sweet South Asian chai.

Can Afghan Taliban kill its way to victory?
18 Apr 2011 18:30

Can Afghan Taliban kill its way to victory?

KABUL, -- The war-weary Afghans have been witnessing rising bombings, killings and suicide attacks as the traditional Taliban fighting season gets underway, but can Afghan Taliban kill its way to victory

Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
7 Apr 2011 09:22

Bahrain and Saudi Arabia's Rulers Goose-Step to the Brink of the Abyss

While we are diverted by the opera-bouffe spectacle of the civil war in Libya’s desert, a genuine tragedy—and potential geopolitical trainwreck—is unfolding in Bahrain

The solution in Afghanistan: Get out
19 Feb 2011 18:24

The solution in Afghanistan: Get out

By James P. McGovern and Walter B. Jones The Washington Post Friday, February 18, 2011

Dispute With Parliament Leaves Afghan Leader Isolated
29 Jan 2011 12:44

Dispute With Parliament Leaves Afghan Leader Isolated

KABUL, Afghanistan — As the long luncheon for newly elected Afghan members of Parliament wound to a close over tea and fruit last weekend, it became clear that President Hamid Karzai was outnumbered and outmaneuvered

Street children in Kabul call for peace, seek education
19 Jan 2011 10:38

Street children in Kabul call for peace, seek education

Street children in Kabul call for peace, seek education

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