December 11, 2013

Hamid Karzai's Dangerous Game

Japan Times, Japan Times

The Associated Press
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November 29, 2013
Ignore Karzai's Arrogant Insults
John Allen & Michael O'Hanlon, NY Times
What is going on with President Hamid Karzai? The world’s only superpower, leading a coalition of some 50 nations, is willing to stay on in his country after a war that has already lasted a dozen years and cost the United... more ››
December 3, 2013
Karzai: Afghan Hope to Afghan Villain
David Francis, The Fiscal Times
When he visited Washington in 2002, Afghan President Hamid Karzai was treated like a rock star. He charmed Washington insiders at cocktail parties with his perfect English, his cape and Karakul cap. He sat in the balcony of... more ››
December 3, 2013
U.S. Is Enabling Hamid Karzai
Sarah Chayes, Los Angeles Times
U.S. decision-makers should have expected such antics. It is they who have conditioned Karzai to behave this way, by persistently rewarding similar stunts. In Afghanistan as elsewhere, a lack of psychological savvy on the part of... more ››
December 10, 2013
Syria Has More Jihadis than Afghanistan
Thomas Hegghammer, FP
Sometime in the spring or summer of 2013, history was made in Syria. That was when the number of foreign fighters exceeded that of any previous conflict in the modern history of the Muslim world. ometime in the spring or... more ››
December 6, 2013
U.S. Repeating Afghan Mistakes in Syria
Michael Young, NOW Lebanon
While the situation in Syria is somewhat different, similar dynamics have been at play: a devastating conflict has led to a breakdown in the state and in traditional social structures, creating an ideal space in which militant... more ››