“Political Islam” is a constantly changing force in global politics. It is the term frequently used to designate movements that explicitly call for application of Islamic principles in modern political life.
The coalition bombing of a Medicines sans Frontiers hospital in Kunduz has thrust the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan back into the international spotlight. The tragic incident follows the overrunning of the Afghan forces in the city of Kunduz by the Taliban. U.S.
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.
In late May 2006, U.S. troops pacifying Kabul, Afghanistan, lost control of a cargo truck, causing a massive pileup and killing one civilian. This sparked rioting by a mob of Afghans, many frustrated after nearly five years of U.S.-led occupation.
October 7, 2001, marks the beginning of a seemingly endless war of attrition between U.S. forces and the Afghan Taliban.
This slender volume is packed with many insights. A collection of short chapters, some not much longer than op-eds, reveals author Mark Katz's wisdom and prudence when it comes to the use of military power, and the need for patience and persistence when pursuing long-term objectives.
In this clip from our recent conference, U.S.