Topic: Thomas Ruttig
Neither Afghan nor American observers expect the Kabul attack on the InterContinental Hotel to shut down the peace process.
06/29/2011 12:25 pm
While last night's deadly suicide raid on Kabul's InterContinental Hotel showcased Taliban capabilities, early details also indicate some success in the new model of having Afghan forces take more of a lead on security.
06/29/2011 08:01 am
US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry responded sharply to criticism of the US by Afghan President Karzai. His unusually tart remarks come amid growing pressure in the US to bring troops home.
06/20/2011 03:29 pm
While insurgent-caused casualties are up, US-caused civilian casualties are down. Still, it only takes a couple of high profile incidents to negatively turn public opinion.
03/09/2011 11:26 am
Corruption, drug addiction, and too many Afghan deserters, make handing over power a daunting task, say NATO officials and Western diplomats.
12/02/2010 11:14 am
The Afghanistan opium harvest dropped 48 percent this year, the United Nations announced. But analysts say the resulting higher prices could draw more farmers into the business.
09/30/2010 03:49 pm
Afghanistan's election Saturday yielded reports of intimidation in unstable regions. In Kabul, some voters aimed to oust incumbents, while others appeared to want to cast ballots more than once.
09/18/2010 05:19 pm
General Petraeus arrived in Kabul today to take over the Afghanistan war effort. Afghans say he faces a limited window to rein in corruption, make the Karzai government more accountable, and create momentum toward peace.
07/02/2010 04:59 pm
Gen. David Petraeus's strategy in the Afghanistan war relies on money for reconstruction and development. But Congress says it will withhold $4 billion in Afghan aid unless rampant corruption is stopped.
07/01/2010 01:05 pm
Afghan leaders say any effort that doesn't address election fraud and corrupt officials will fail.
09/23/2009 01:00 am