The Conflict in Afghanistan
Left ravaged by centuries of invasion and infighting, Afghanistan showed signs of progress after the fall of the Taliban in 2002. However, the central Asian country has since lost traction as the government of Hamid Karzai struggles to retain any control outside of the capital city of Kabul, and Taliban forces show signs of resurgence.
Although the international spotlight has only turned to Afghanistan in the last few decades, the ... read more »
With relations between Hamid Karzai and the United States strained, and a resurgent Taliban, Afghanistan’s future has become a focal point of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. Although no clear policy has emerged, Obama has announced that he will follow through with a campaign promise to increase troop numbers in an effort to combat instability.
The Afghan News Network
provides up-to-date headlines about current events in Afghanistan drawn mostly from news wire services around the world, with a special focus on the political climate in the country.
Frontline: The Other War
examined the opposition group that has caused the Karzai government the most trouble in an episode titled “Who are the Taliban?” Once in control of most of the country, the Taliban were forced from power in 2002, but have recently shown signs of returning in both Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.
Unable to exercise much control outside of Kabul and other major cities, the government of ... read more »
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