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With the lifting of sanctions, Iran’s neighbors will also benefit

Since the nuclear agreement, a positive atmosphere has developed in the region. After years of tension with European nations and a cut in diplomatic engagement with America, much can be learned from this new chapter in Iran’s relations with the world. 405 more words


Afghan political stability better without Karzai

The former Afghan president has cast himself as a unifier of the country, but his manoeuvring against his successor, Ashraf Ghani, suggests otherwise.

A stone’s throw from the presidential palace in Kabul, you can see the lines of dignitaries awaiting their appointments from early in the morning: tribal leaders and elders from across the country queue up to get inside, where the audience also counts foreign ambassadors and cabinet ministers. 1,099 more words

Taxpayers on the hook for Afghan “Ghost students”

Remember those statements by the Canadian and U.S. governments (along with other governments from NATO nations) that millions of kids in Afghanistan were getting an education? 332 more words

Defence Watch

Afghanistan's Shaky Foundations

The collapse of Afghanistan’s political order, compounded by an array of economic, environmental, and security challenges, has become a growing fear for many in the country. 29 more words

United States

Obama expected Tuesday to announce change in US troop withdraw

Obama is expected to announce in the coming days a modified plan on U.S. troop withdraw in Afghanistan to help that country’s new government fight the Taliban and other emerging insurgent groups. 609 more words

In The News

The Spy Who Tried to Stop the Afghan War

The history of Afghanistan — or at least its contemporary reality — may have been decided by a few feet.

On Dec. 5, 2001, when a 2,000-pound smart bomb fell from the sky, Hamid Karzai was standing in an Afghan schoolhouse. 888 more words