Hamid Karzai

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Afghanistan’s arc from 9/11 to today: Once hopeful, now sad

Afghans understood the mission against Osama bin Laden to mean a chance to secure their future — a future as murky on that day as it is today. In those post-2001 months and years, they believed in the power of “the foreigners.”

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Why negotiations between the US and Taliban mostly take place in Qatar

Conflict & Justice
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai speaks during his inauguration as president in Kabul on September 29, 2014.

Afghanistan’s new president looks to break from recent history

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Hamid Karzai calls for disbanding of private security companies

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To get the autographs of top world leaders, you need commitment, courage and chutzpah

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Afghan National Army soldiers on guard at the gate of the Bagram detainee centre, north of Kabul.

US officials angered as Karzai releases dozens of Taliban suspects

Conflict & Justice

The US has protested the decision by the Afghan government to release 65 detainees. In an unusual move, the US military released a dossier of information against all 65 men.

Should US stay in Afghanistan? A likely Afghan presidential contender says yes

Global Politics

If all goes according to plan, Afghanistan will hold its first-ever democratic transition of presidential power. And Zalmai Rassoul just might be the one deciding if the US should stay in the country.

Angered Karzai walks away from peace talks with United States, Taliban

Those hoping for a peaceful agreement to the long-standing conflict between the United States and Afghanistan on one side and the Taliban were disappointed Wednesday after Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai announced his government’s withdrawal from the talks.

China ups presence in Afghanistan as U.S. withdraws

As the United States begins to withdraw from Afghanistan after more than a decade of military involvement, China is beginning to increase its presence, both diplomatically and financially.

In national address, Obama pledges to ‘finish the job’ in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. While in Afghanistan, Obama pledged to “finish the job” and end the war in Afghanistan.