Post Tagged with: "afghanistan"

by / on February 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World, Zubair Akram

Afghanistan’s Terrible Trajectory

“Afghanistan has been in a state of war since 1979. Outside powers have inflicted great chaos in an already lawless territory. Tribes have exploited gains with both anti-Taliban and Taliban forces. But I am fully assured that Afghanistan’s future has to rest with the Afghani people themselves.”

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by / on March 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

A Conversation Between Ahmed Rashid and Steve Coll

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by / on March 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm / in Opinion

The Special Relationship?

However, the special relationship (a term popularized by Winston Churchill) enjoyed by the US and the UK over the last century has been put under considerable strain in recent years, and even more so in recent weeks.

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:47 am / in Asia, World

Islamabad Relations

In allying with the tribal militants that dominate poorly governed Pakistani border regions, the Pakistani government gives itself a greater measure of control over these areas and creates an effective buffer against two of its biggest fears: a hostile India and an unraveling Afghanistan.

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm / in Opinion, World

When Barry Became…George?

A great deal has been written on President Obama’s continuation of many of the Bush administration’s policies in regards to terrorism. Growth in the size and operational tempo of special warfare units, the extensive use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) against terrorist targets worldwide, and the National Security Agency’s (NSA) ongoing warrantless surveillance programs – all of these began with President Bush.

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 11:30 am / in Opinion, World

But Seriously, Let’s Go

It’s official. The war that has topped headlines for half of my life is officially being drawn down, and within a few more years, it will probably be over. I am talking, of course, about the war in Afghanistan.

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by / on November 6, 2010 at 4:26 pm / in Op-Ed, Opinion, World

Political Expedience and the Afghan War

by As the U.S. efforts in Afghanistan continue, one hears pundits muttering about how the Afghan War is arguably the longest war in the history of the United States. Whether it’s actually true or not, one thing is for certain, and that’s that this war has gone on for far too long—nine years after the first invasion, and yet we’re […]

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by / on October 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm / in ACE Forum, Allegiance of College Editors, Op-Ed, Opinion

ACE Forum: A Look at CIA Drone Killings V

by After 65 years, human rights activists still delight in skewering the Truman administration for its deployment of nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Books, fiction and otherwise, have been written about the bombings; the destruction has been featured to varying degrees of abstraction in vast numbers of paintings, and pieces of music attempt to capture the sudden violence of […]

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by / on October 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm / in Interview

Robert Jervis Waxes Pessimistic on Afghanistan

A conversation with Columbia University’s Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs and former president of the American Political Science Association on withdrawal and recovery in Afghanistan.

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm / in Asia, Culture, Issue, World

More Than a War Zone

The art exhibit “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul,” put together by the National Geographic Society and currently touring North America, offers an excellent introduction to that colorful history and a chance to view some extraordinary art.

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