Last month, NATO forces ceded this northern city to the Afghan army, calling it safe territory. But insurgent forces are on the doorstep.
After more than three decades of targeted killings, is there anyone left alive who can actually run Afghanistan?
The Taliban is taking credit for assassinating the Afghan president's powerful brother. But a personal feud seems more likely.
When it comes to bringing electricity to the developing world, small is beautiful.
Tim Pawlenty has the Reaganite foreign policy talking points down, but do they add up to anything?
Drawing down troops from Afghanistan is the right move. Now it's time to focus on the real threat in the neighborhood: the one coming from Pakistan.
The United States and the Taliban should be able to work out a compromise on Afghanistan. But will the Afghans be able to live with it?
*And why it matters today in a new age of revolution.
After a turbulent decade abroad, the Republican Party turns inward.
Management lessons for al Qaeda’s new boss.
Jon Huntsman may have been a no-show at the first 2012 GOP debate, but his comments about the U.S. footprint in Afghanistan made the most news. FP asked three Afghanistan experts to weigh in.
At a time of tight budgets, doubling down on a risky, easily foiled technology is more foolish than ever.
How a young Afghan went from policeman to murderer to saint.
In rural Afghanistan, girls aren't the only ones getting married too young.
The Yemeni-American firebrand preacher, Anwar al-Awlaki, won't replace Osama bin Laden as al Qaeda's No. 1 -- but Washington should be worried about his increasing prominence.
After Osama bin Laden's death, Afghanistan looks more like Vietnam than ever -- and for once, that's a good thing.
Now that he's accomplished the central aim of George W. Bush's foreign policy, Barack Obama can finally get started on his own.
The world's most notorious terrorist organization was never quite what Americans thought it was -- and Osama bin Laden's death doesn't mean that it's down for the count.
Can the Pakistani government's web of deceit survive the death of Osama bin Laden?
Does WikiLeaks' newest document dump tell us anything we don't know about Guantánamo, or is it just another reminder that the United States' least worst place is now its most intractable legal problem? FP asked four experts on military law and interrogation to weigh in on the Gitmo papers.
How crooked officials pulled off a massive scam, spent millions on Dubai real estate, and killed my partner when he tried to expose them.
The real schools of Afghanistan and Pakistan look nothing like the fantasy peddled by Greg Mortenson.
David Miliband has a plan for bringing both sides to the negotiating table in Afghanistan. But getting the Taliban to show up won't be easy.
Why cracking down on Afghanistan's opium business won't help stop the Taliban -- or the United States' own drug problems.