April 2, 2014

How to Win an Afghan Election (Rig It)

Anand Gopal, New Yorker

The Associated Press

The Afghan state is barely cohesive and the Taliban are on the march.

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As advisor to Hamid Karzai, he organized the Loya Jirga that approved the constitution and elected Karzai. He helped write the country’s National Development Framework while still serving as advisor, and then as director of... more ››
March 31, 2014
Time for Obama to Face Global Realities
Trudy Rubin, Philly Inquirer
There's a link between all these headaches, and you sometimes seem to get it, but your foreign policy doesn't reflect that understanding. Isn't it time your team started connecting the dots? more ››
March 31, 2014
An Afghan Afghanistan
Brahma Chellaney, Project Syndicate
As it braces for its upcoming presidential election, Afghanistan finds itself at another critical juncture, with its unity and territorial integrity at stake after 35 years of relentless war. Can Afghanistan finally escape the... more ››
April 1, 2014
The New Mayor of Kabul
Leela Jacinto, Foreign Policy
Election Day is just around the corner, and once again campaign overload has struck Afghanistan in a riot of colors, candidate mug shots, and election symbols -- democracy at work via visual saturation in a country with one of... more ››
March 27, 2014
Yes, the Taliban Are Terrorists
Aziz Hakimi, The Diplomat
The story is heartbreaking. A Facebook status update on July 16, 2013, from Ahmad Sardar, the Afghan journalist in Kabul. Nelofar, his 5-year-old daughter asks her dad, “Do the Taliban kill animals too?” The... more ››