Afghans’ Vote Re-Shuffles the Diplomatic Deck

April 07, 2014

Amid the country's presidential election, Afghans have created new opportunities for Afghanistan. Afghans' surprisingly enthusiastic participation in their presidential campaign and the election on April 5 should jolt citizens and foreigners alike out of their pessimism about the...

Afghanistan: At a Turning Point

April 05, 2014

The presidential election is vital not only for Afghanistan’s future, but also for the region's stability. Vivek Katju Afghanistan goes to the polls on April 5 to elect a president who will succeed Hamid Karzai. The election will mark a political transition from the Karzai-era. The...

Our Man in Kabul: America and the Next President of Afghanistan

April 04, 2014

What does Washington hope for from Afghanistan's next leader? After 13 long years, over a trillion dollars spent and thousands of lost lives, the United States is finally bowing out of Afghanistan. To outsiders, Afghanistan might still seem like a fragile state racked by continuous...

Don’t Give Up on Afghanistan Before Karzai’s Next Pirouette

February 26, 2014

Karzai genuinely appears to want to leave Afghan peace as his legacy. Americans are well on their way out of Afghanistan's war, and they have not needed the country's most famous illicit export to get them to forget the point of US involvement there. Troop casualties fell...