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Taliban trouble on the horizon for Karzai, Afghanistan

by Kim Brown

WASHINGTON (VOR)— Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his entire delegation have extended their current diplomatic mission to Pakistan so as to continue discussions with that government on how best to control the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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The Taliban’s Qatar office is a positive step, but not a prologue to peace

The Taliban’s establishment of a negotiating team is welcome, but don’t expect their ‘talk and fight’ strategy to end anytime soon.

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The Afghan Taliban opened an office in Qatar on Tuesday to help restart talks on ending the 12-year-old war. Photograph: Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters

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آفاق حوار بين طالبان وواشنطن بندوة في الدوحة

ندوة "الحوار بين الولايات المتحدة وطالبان إلى أين؟" تنظم من طرف منتدى العلاقات العربية والدولية

ندوة “الحوار بين الولايات المتحدة وطالبان إلى أين؟” تنظم من طرف منتدى العلاقات العربية والدولية

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HKS Faculty Add Perspective on the Crisis in Afghanistan

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As if the situation in Afghanistan wasn’t tenuous enough, recent events give the impression whatever U.S. goals have been reached in the country are quickly unraveling.

In late February anti-American protests proliferated throughout the war-ridden country after American personnel at Bagram Air Base inadvertently burned copies of the Koran. On March 11, a United States Army sergeant went on a shooting spree, killing at least 16 people including nine children in southern Afghanistan. Following the shootings, the Taliban threatened to retaliate. March 15, Afghan protestors demanded the accused soldier be prosecuted in Afghanistan as word spread that the American military

Expert perspective on what should Americans do for the mission going on in Afghanistan

SiriusXM Satellite Radio – Interview on Stand Up! w/ Pete Dominick


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Taliban Leaders Admit ‘Mea Culpa,’ Get Serious About Peace Talks

Afghanistan After ISAF

Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Afghanistan Held in Budapest

ICDT Hungary Seminar on Afghanistan’s Future, January 2012

ICDT Hungary Seminar on Afghanistan’s Future, January 2012



In Their Sights – Four Corners


A Four Corners team investigates both the merits and the risks of the “kill-capture” campaign. Its proponents claim that the strategy has been successful in killing enemy commanders, but several missions involving elite Australian soldiers have gone horribly wrong, killing “friendly” local leaders and civilians.