A guide to the most critical readings on Afghanistan, Pakistan, al-Qaeda, and U.S. counterterrorism.
It can be done, but only if the international community truly invests in democracy.
AUSA begins, What Ishmael Jones’ experience tells us about “No Easy Day,” Thanks for the cowbells, and more.
A tour of 35 towns throughout the country in an investigation of civil society's capacity to counter Talibanization.
Seven Afghanistan experts review the president's plans for ending the war.
American leaders are furious with Pakistan’s military in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s killing. But twisting arms will only backfire.
An FP discussion on counterterrorism expert Peter Bergen's latest book. A decade after 9/11, is the war on terrorism a war we can win?
In a fit of anger, Hamid Karzai axes his director of intelligence, Amrullah Saleh. But is there method to his madness?
The Obama administration won't tell the truth about America's new favorite weapon -- but that doesn't mean its critics are right.
Record stores, Mad Men furniture, and pencil skirts -- when Kabul had rock 'n' roll, not rockets.
Images of Afghanistan's bodybuilders as they compete for the ultimate prize.
The concerns about Afghanistan's volatile president are legitimate, but allies shouldn't lose sight of the big picture.
Two officers on the battlefield offer a new metaphor for the understanding conflict in the region -- and how to end it.
The United States prepares its troops and its allies for the coming offensive in Kandahar, the Taliban's spiritual home.
Coalition forces are hunting Taliban insurgents in the largest military operation in Afghanistan since the initial U.S. invasion in 2001.
What do you call men on horses fighting over a headless goat carcass? Buzkashi -- Afghanistan's national sport, which also just happens to be a powerful metaphor for the country's politics.
At an upcoming conference in London, the Afghan government will unveil its plan to bring the Taliban rank and file back into the political fold -- and plead for international assistance for its new initiative.
Much of President Barack Obama's strategy rests on the creation of a new, more competent Afghan military. Here's what he'll need to know to get the job done.
Despite the U.S. president's pleas to the contrary, the war in Afghanistan looks more like Vietnam than ever.
The United States is hooked on privatized warfare in Afghanistan. And it's more costly than you think.