June 20, 2014

Afghanistan's Election Tipping Point

Ankit Panda, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Afghanistan just concluded its run-off vote to determine its next president and the signs that the country will head towards a comfortable and stable transition of power appear to be diminishing with every passing day. As Srinjoy Bose noted in a detailed observer’s account for The Diplomat Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, Ashraf Ghani


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Afghanistan Won't End Up Like Iraq
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June 20, 2014
Abdullah Jumps the Gun on Vote Fraud
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June 12, 2014
Abdullah: Afghanistan Won't Turn Out Like Iraq
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The worsening crisis in Iraq will inevitably raise questions about the other country the U.S. military is slowly disengaging from. The country’s election, which is due to conclude in a run-off vote on Saturday, has... more ››
June 19, 2014
Afghanistan's Latest Crisis
Sune Engel Rasmussen, New Republic
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June 9, 2014
The ISI's Great Game in Afghanistan
Omer Aziz, The Diplomat
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