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Afghanistan: Time To End This War

Western officials are hoping the violent outburst after the careless Koran burning at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan will not happen again. Despite their deepest desires there is no doubt that it will. This was not the first furious demonstration against the U.S. and its NATO partners, who Afghans consider occupiers, and it definitely will […]

Call a Jirga not a Runoff in Afghanistan

If the U.S. and international community are serious about this intervention and having any kind of political success (and less war) in Afghanistan, it should call a Loya Jirga, or a “grand assembly”. Read the full article here The Huffington Post.

Counting on Karzai: Can he continue as President of Afghanistan for Five More Years?

The current president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, and his entire cabinet, including his opponent, Former Cabinet Minister and Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, are weak and inept. This is not completely their fault. It is the result of a complex Afghanistan that has suffered extreme damage to its governance due to war, invasion, the current […]

Saving Afghan Women from the "Liberators"

The Obama Administration acts as though George Bush abandoned Afghanistan for Iraq and, therefore, an infusion of troops and money will solve the country’s massive problems. But, argues the author, the international community is already engaged and intent on supporting Afghan women. Lasting change must come at the hands of Afghan women themselves—and Afghan men. […]