Topic: Ashraf Ghani
By December 2014 the Afghan National Security Forces that have been built by the US and NATO will be left to largely stand on their own.
Influential US ambassador Karl Eikenberry has reportedly argued that Afghanistan is too politically unstable under Karzai to send more troops. Western and Afghan officials are brainstorming ways to check the president's power.
11/12/2009 12:00 am
The UN's decision to withdraw 200 workers after an attack at a Kabul guesthouse could prompt other aid groups to rethink their presence.
11/09/2009 12:00 am
Preliminary results are days away. All the campaigns have complained of fraud.
08/21/2009 01:00 am
Their roles as canvassers, voters, even candidates in the Aug. 20 election highlight some of the gains – and remaining challenges – facing women as the country moves toward democracy.
08/19/2009 01:00 am
On eve of presidential vote, the ethnic Uzbek fighter, who's been in exile, rallied his base to support struggling President Hamid Karzai. Some say the move undermines a new, more democratic brand of politics.
08/17/2009 01:00 am
Enthusaistic Afghans are greeting presidential candidates on the campaign trial, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're winning over supporters.
08/14/2009 01:00 am
Presidential contenders are meeting with women's leaders ahead of the Aug. 20 vote. US forces targeted a Taliban stronghold Wednesday in bid to shore up security for the election.
08/12/2009 01:00 am
Top contenders Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani are campaigning outside their traditional bases and attacking the incumbent.
07/13/2009 01:00 am
As race for presidency nears, a new role is eyed for a former US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad: Help Kabul work with the outside world.
06/24/2009 01:00 am
Though unpopular, the president has more national reach than the shrinking pool of contenders.
05/05/2009 01:00 am
Moving the presidential vote up to spring from August could undercut opponents, who still have to plan their campaigns.
03/02/2009 12:00 am
Perceived as ineffective and corrupt, the Afghan president faces an uphill battle to reelection.
10/23/2008 01:00 am