The US military’s withdrawal from Baghram Air Base—the largest US military installation in Afghanistan— in anticipation of its complete withdrawal from the country later this year, has sparked speculation about the country’s short- to medium-term future.
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.