April 25, 2014

Doctors in Afghanistan Didn't Die in Vain

Frida Ghitis, CNN

The Associated Press

There is no doubt that we will hear more sad news from Afghanistan. More people will die. But we should remember that those who have sacrificed have done it for something important, worthy. They have alleviated suffering and helped bring the prospect of a lasting, better future for the people of Afghanistan. It's no time to despair.

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April 21, 2014
Regional Security Won't Work in Afghanistan
Arwin Rahi, The Diplomat
As NATO-led coalition forces prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, we are increasingly hearing the idea that a multinational regional security force (MN-RSF) would be a viable option for Afghanistan. The reality on the ground,... more ››
April 20, 2014
The Crazy Logistics of Leaving Afghanistan
Sarah Dougherty, Global Post
As Afghans await the results of the April 5 presidential election, another historic transition is taking place — the full withdrawal of international coalition forces from the country by Dec. 31, 2014. more ››
April 22, 2014
Karzai's Successor Must Fight Corruption
Timothy Homan, Fiscal Times
resident Hamid Karzai’s successor will have to battle more than just the Taliban. A culture of corruption is entrenched within Afghanistan’s borders. more ››
April 23, 2014
What Afghanistan Finally Got Right
David Francis, The Fiscal Times
The success of the election bodes well for the runoff between frontrunners scheduled for next month. But it also marks one of the rare successes in Afghanistan in recent years. more ››
April 25, 2014
Afghanistan: Where COIN Went to Die
Whitney Kassel, Foreign Policy
How the United States and NATO came to pursue the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan -- and why it might never be used again. more ››