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U.S., Afghanistan Sign Agreement To Keep 10,000 U.S. Troops In Country Past 2014

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U.S. troops will be in Afghanistan for at least the next three years.

Afghan Political Deal Falling Apart?

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It was just about two weeks ago that the various political faction in Afghanistan seemingly resolved the crisis that had developed in the wake of a Presidential election that was clouded in allegations of fraud with a political deal that would result in changes to the way Afghanistan’s government works. Now, though, it appears that […]

Ashraf Ghani Declared ‘Winner’ Of Afghan Election Plagued By Fraud Allegations

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There’s a declared winner in Afghanistan’s Presidential Election, but a cloud hangs over the results.

More Election Protests In Afghanistan

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There were more protests in Afghanistan yesterday over election results that are increasingly coming into dispute: KABUL, Afghanistan — After a potential opening last week to ease Afghanistan’s political crisis, the presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah signaled on Sunday that more deadlock was ahead, promising again that he would not accept any decisions made by the country’s election […]

Afghans Protest Voting Irregularities

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Hundreds of people took to the streets yesterday to protest election results in the Afghan Presidential election that haven’t even been counted yet: KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United Nations agreed to play a role in settling disputes over the vote for a new Afghan president, protesters demonstrated across Kabul, blocking streets in parts […]

Why Afgan Marshall Plan Won’t Work

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In the comments to my “Taliban Retaking Afghanistan” post, commenter King Politics asked, “Can anyone answer why we didn’t embark on a Marshall Plan-style rebuilding effort of Afghanistan in 2003-04?”  In today’s Independent, former Afghan finance minister Ashraf Ghani makes a similar call. My New Atlanticist essay “A Marshall Plan for Afghanistan?” I argue that […]