Afghanistan

The stakes in the presidential election dispute — whether Hamid Karzai will continue to call the shots in Afghanistan
August 25, 2014

Karzai reportedly involved in massive fraud favoring Ghani in Afghan presidential run-off
August 23, 2014

“Leading Afghan presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, narrowly escapes assassination in Kabul,” The Trenchant Observer, June 6, 2014.

“Afghanistan Presidential Election: Abdullah Calls for Halt to Vote-Counting Alleging Fraud by the Electoral Commission,” The Trenchant Observer, dJune 18, 2014.

“Obama Snubs Abdullah During Latter’s Trip to Washington,” The Trenchant Observer, May 22, 2010.

Assassination of Syed Saleem Shahzad: Pakistan is the problem
July 9, 2011
NEWS TO NOTE: Pakistani sources report progress in back-channel talks with Taliban
Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Pakistan Desire to “Mediate” with Taliban Consistent with Earlier Reports of Deal to Support Karzai in Election Settlement
February 10, 2010

“NEWS TO NOTE Deal by U.S. with Pakistan Military to Undercut Abdullah in Final Discussions?” The Trenchant Observer, November 11, 2009.

“KARZAI’S FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL IN AFGHANISTAN—THE REAL EXTENT OF THE ELECTORAL FRAUD, ABDULLAH’S CHANCES, AND WASHINGTON’S RESPONSE,” the Trenchant Observer, October 16, 2009.

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The real problem with U.S. policy toward Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai and the CIA
November 26, 2013

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Reasoning from Conclusions in Afghanistan
May 18, 2012

New NIE intelligence estimate on Afghanistan not optimistic
January 12, 2012

The risk of uttering a scintilla of truth: Gen. Allen fires Maj. Gen. Fuller in Afghanistan
November 5, 2011

Afghanistan–A Hint of Future Collapse? Hand-off to Afghan Forces, as Taliban Seize Control around Mazar-e-Sharif
August 5, 2011

Assassination of Syed Saleem Shahzad: Pakistan is the problem
July 9, 2011

Update: Torture, The STL in Lebanon, and Obama’s “Way Forward” in Afghanistan
July 1, 2011
Corrupt-istan Update: Karzai’s Brazen Defiance
November 11, 2010
The smartest person in the room, and the Afghanistan policy review
October 24, 2010
“The Magician” draws eyes away from the ball in Afghanistan–again!
October 13, 2010
Strategic disarray in Afghanistan
October 2, 2010
Afghan National Assembly Elections and their Implications
September 19, 2010
NEWS TO NOTE: Pakistani sources report progress in back-channel talks with Taliban
September 18, 2010
Fighting corruption and other challenges in Dexter Filkins’ Corrupt-istan
September 18, 2010
The U.S., Iran, and Afghanistan; In Iran, attacks on home of Karroubi and offices of Moussavi
September 17, 2010
September 18 Afghan National Assembly Elections–Context
September 4, 2010
CIA Payments Undercut U.S. Efforts to Strengthen Governance in Afghanistan
September 2, 2010
Senator Kerry’s Conflict of Interest in Afghanistan
August 19, 2010
REPRISE (from March 26, 2010): Afghanistan U.N. SRSG de Mistura Describes U.N. Electoral Role; What Are Allied Forces Fighting For?
July 29, 2010
(Originally published March 26, 2010)
Wikileaks’ Leaked Documents on Afghanistan: Massive U.S. Intelligence System Failure
July 27, 2010
“The Magician” enthralls donors once again, in Kabul
July 22, 2010
General Petraeus, the Haqqani network, and moral clarity in Afghanistan
July 14, 2010
Updated July 16, 2010
Afghanistan: Suicide Attack on Contractor DAI Compound in Kunduz / Selbstmord Anschlag auf US-Hilfsorganisation DAI in Kunduz
3 Juli 2010
Urgent Note to Obama and Petraeus: Reread the Eikenberry Cables, Avoid Reasoning from Conclusions, and Adjust Course
July 1, 2010
After McChrystal: Obama, Petraeus, and Fixing a Failed Strategy in Afghanistan
June 23, 2010
The New York Times’ Bob Herbert on dire Afghanistan situation and “the courage to leave”
June 11, 2010
DEVELOPING STORY
Intelligence Matters: In Afghanistan, Karzai Ousts Interior Minister Hanif Atmar and Intelligence Chief Amrullah Saleh
June 7,2010
Intelligence Matters: U.S. Dependence on Intelligence From Wali Karzai Shapes Kandahar Strategy
May 27, 2010
Obama Snubs Abdullah During Latter’s Trip to Washington
May 22, 2010
Opera Buffa in Kabul — Karzai Threatens to Join the Taliban
April 5, 2010
News to Note: Lower House of Afghan National Assembly Rejects Karzai’s Electoral Coup
March 31, 2010
Thomas L. Friedman on Karzai; Hard Options
March 31, 2010
Afghanistan: Obama Begins to Grasp the Reality of Karzai
March 30, 2010
Afghanistan: U.N. SRSG de Mistura Describes U.N. Electoral Role; What Are Allied Forces Fighting For?
March 27, 2010
Intelligence Matters: CIA Capabilities in Afghanistan
March 21, 2010
Intelligence Matters: Khost, The Flynn Report, and a Few Hypotheses
March 17, 2010
Update: Colbert Weighs In–-on Patrick Kennedy’s Charge News Coverage of Afghanistan Vote “despicable”
March 17, 2010
Original Post
Congressmen Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) Decries News Coverage of Afghanistan Vote
March 13, 2010
Afghanistan: Controversy Over Live TV Coverage of Attacks, Deafening Silence on Karzai’s Electoral Coup
March 13, 2010
Karzai’s Electoral Coup, 1000 U.S. Military Deaths and… “What Is It, Again, That We Are Fighting for in Afghanistan?”
February 24th, 2010
U.S.-Pak Military Deal: Quetta Shura Arrests, Karzai’s Electoral Coup, and the Rule of Law
February 24th, 2010
REVISED February 25, 2010
Pakistan Desire to “Mediate” with Taliban Consistent with Earlier Reports of Deal to Support Karzai in Election Settlement
February 10th, 2010
Commentary on Eikenberry Cables, Intelligence on Afghanistan
January 28th, 2010
Afghanistan Donors Conference in London, Need to Address Past Failures
January 27th, 2010
Eikenberry Memos Place Spotlight on U.S. Dilemmas in Afghanistan
January 27th, 2010
MUST-READ ANALYSIS: Juan Cole on “Serial Catastrophes in Afghanistan”
January 7, 2010
Understanding Obama’s Dilemma: Key Articles on Taliban Advances, CIA Role, Karzai’s Brother, Magnitude of U.S. and U.N. Failures
November 13th, 2009
NEWS TO NOTE Deal by U.S. with Pakistan Military to Undercut Abdullah in Final Discussions?
November 11th, 2009
NEWS TO NOTE—Karzai discounts contribution of withdrawn U.N. staff
November 10th, 2009
WORDS FOR REFLECTION: White House Response to Karzai Being Named President; Iranian Demonstrators
November 5th, 2009
COULD U.N. TAKE CONTROL OF AFGHAN ELECTIONS TO STOP SECOND ROUND FRAUD?
October 28th, 2009
LUTTE POUR LA SURVIE de Karzaï en Afghanistan: l’ampleur réelle de la fraude électorale, les chances d’Abdullah, et la réponse de Washington
le 24 octobre, 2010
Did the degree of transparency and fairness of the elections in Afghanistan have any impact in Iran?
October 24th, 2009
KARZAI’S FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL IN AFGHANISTAN—THE REAL EXTENT OF THE ELECTORAL FRAUD, ABDULLAH’S CHANCES, AND WASHINGTON’S RESPONSE
October 16th, 2009
MORE TROOPS, OR BETTER DIPLOMACY? DIPLOMATIC AND POLITICAL FAILURES IN AFGHANISTAN
October 6th, 2009

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