For Afghanistan to stabilize, it doesn't just need new buildings and better police forces. It must have educated citizens who can fairly run government, implement laws, and work in the courts. Based on our work with Afghan law students, we have hope for the future.
09/30/2011 11:53 am
Global News Blog Good Reads: Pakistan's Musharraf speaks, US talks tough, and Congo's elections loom
Pakistan's former president Musharraf says the US, which has accused Pakistan of complicity in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, must understand Pakistan's national interests.
09/29/2011 10:14 am
Congress is pushing the State Department to list the Haqqani network in Pakistan as a terrorist organization. Military officials have said Haqqani fighters are America's most formidable foe in Afghanistan, but the Haqqanis could also be key to any reconciliation efforts.
09/28/2011 05:35 pm
Al Jazeera spends seven weeks with both sides of the protests in Syria; the Guardian's reporter unpacks a 1981 trip to Afghanistan, and Pakistanis are losing that loving feeling with the US.
09/28/2011 10:16 am
When the UN Security Council votes on Palestinian statehood, will the US have some backing for its expected veto? And how much longer can the US put off the unthinkable: a war with China?
09/27/2011 09:59 am
An Afghan US Embassy employee in Kabul killed an American in an annex known to be used by the CIA. The incident raises further questions about the reliability of America’s Afghan partners.
09/26/2011 10:52 am
Pakistan said Sunday that it would not heed US calls to crack down on the Haqqani network, a militant group that Washington blames for the 20-hour siege on its embassy in Kabul this month.
09/26/2011 09:59 am
The US suspects that Pakistani intelligence encouraged militants to attack the US Embassy and NATO compound in Kabul last week.
09/22/2011 10:31 am
The assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani scuppers any further chance of negotiation with the Taliban, which could mean a grinding war until the US withdrawal in 2014.
09/21/2011 09:39 am
Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, a prominent peace council official trying to negotiate a reconciliation deal with the Taliban, was assassinated Tuesday.
09/20/2011 04:26 pm
A dramatic rise in the number of NATO's night raids in Afghanistan, aimed at capturing insurgents, is souring relations with the Afghan people, according to the new report.
09/19/2011 01:00 pm
Today's picks warn that Somalia's famine is about to get worse, give an inside look at sex-selection in India, and poke fun at that Twitter war between Western peacekeepers and the Taliban.
09/16/2011 10:47 am
The Taliban claim responsibility for recent Kabul attacks, but the US pins blame specifically on the Pakistan-based Haqqani network in what some see as a bid to salvage Taliban peace talks.
09/14/2011 12:01 pm
Although Ambassador Crocker downplayed Tuesday's Kabul attack as 'not a very big deal,' they may have undermined US and Afghan assertions that Kabul's security situation is stable.
09/14/2011 09:21 am
Today's top stories include a report that the Taliban attack on Kabul may have been a 'last gasp.' Also; how Al Qaeda is being eclipsed by its affiliates. And is the eurozone on its last leg?
09/14/2011 09:07 am
The US Embassy attack and others around Kabul cause few casualties but may signal the Taliban's desire to engage in a politically and psychologically effective war of attrition.
09/13/2011 04:46 pm
The US ambassador to Afghanistan said so in a recent interview, and it's a stunning statistic if true. But it's probably not.
09/13/2011 03:43 pm
Insurgents have targeted Kabul landmarks before, but this attack’s proximity to the city’s most secure zone raises questions about Taliban infiltration into even the most sensitive ranks.
09/13/2011 12:49 pm
Global News Blog Good Reads: An Afghan periled, a Pakistani reporter killed, and journalism after 9/11
Among the legacies of 9/11 is a more dangerous world for journalists and civilians working in conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. Here are a few stories that tell of the growing risks.
09/13/2011 10:41 am
The claim adds to a series of mixed messages that are complicating the Taliban's efforts to become an accepted, legitimate political force in Afghanistan's government.
09/11/2011 12:51 pm
The terrorist attacks have become this generation's Pearl Harbor – an epic event that has changed young peoples' view of the world and America's place in it.
09/09/2011 12:49 pm
Ten years ago, the US invaded Afghanistan to eliminate a terrorist haven and set up a stable government. But today, many Afghans don’t know why the US invaded, have never heard of 9/11, and are increasingly suspicious.
09/09/2011 09:02 am
Some local Afghan officials are hoping to end the decade-long Afghan war by negotiating with the Taliban – province by province.
09/06/2011 02:23 pm
Wartime contracting is more prone to waste than in-house spending because it is harder to keep tabs on the money and motives of the private contracting firms, says a bipartisan legislative commission.
09/01/2011 12:32 pm
Global News Blog Good Reads: Al Qaeda's No. 2, Africa hearts Qaddafi, and an American (jailed) in Pakistan
Today's top stories feature deeper looks at Al Qaeda's No. 2 man, why Africa still loves Qaddafi, and what Alabama has to do with Pakistan.
08/30/2011 09:38 am