Tags » Hamid Karzai

Kerry's House of Cards

Today is September 2, the day Karzai set for the inauguration of the new president.  And with no movement in that direction, it seems as if the deal that Kerry made between the candidates is on the verge of collapse.   291 more words

CIA Created Afghan Heroin Trade

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai had good reasons for trying to shut down US investigations into corruption in his government. The Afghan aristocracy has always run the nation’s heroin trade. 1,298 more words

Dean Henderson

September 10

Further complicating the timing issues for the presidential inuguaration discussed in yesterday’s post, the UN announced today that they plan on finishing the audit on September 10.   39 more words

An Inauguration with no President: What's Karzai's Next Move?

Stories that the palace is currently in decoration mode for the inauguration scheduled for Sept 2 (see RFL here) are pushing the electoral process to a tipping point.   511 more words

The Price of Legitimacy

With less than a week before the potential inauguration, diplomats and the candidates are scrambling to make a deal that will circumvent at least some of the flaws with the current process.   324 more words

Abdullah Abdullah threatens to Withdraw from Afghanistan Election Audit

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatened on Tuesday to withdraw from an audit of votes cast in the election, a move that could wreck UN efforts to rescue the country’s first democratic transfer of power. 262 more words


Afghanistan-Below The Fold

Yesterday the government of Afghanistan prevented New York Times senior correspondent Matthew Rosenberg from leaving the country, detaining him for his refusal to reveal a source. 433 more words

Current Affairs