Upon taking office, Afghani president Ashraf Ghani promised that he would pursue a diplomatic solution to the ongoing security situation in the country by engaging directly with the Taliban. The events of the last few days have shown that Mr.
While the world media’s attention is fixed on the Israeli offensive in Gaza, the region’s other bloody conflicts rumble on. There is a sense locally that other crises are being ignored, especially by the Western media — at that this lack of attention only perpetuates the violence.
Citizens in Afghanistan went to the ballot box over the weekend to vote in their country’s presidential elections. With the incumbent Hamid Karzai constitutionally ineligible to run for another term, the final outcome is being closely monitored to gauge the country’s future direction.
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Brian Katulis, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a member of the Middle East Policy Council board of directors, appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss President Obama's recent agreement with President Karzai on the future of U.S. assistance to Afghanistan.