Candace Rondeaux

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A Man and a Motorcycle

Many things can and will be written about the Karzai Era in Afghanistan. But what is perhaps most remarkable about Hamid Karzai's 13-year stretch at ...

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Solving a Problem Like Hamid Karzai

How do you solve a problem like Hamid Karzai? According to his former counterpart at ISAF command, Gen. John Allen, and other pundits, the answer ...

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Weaving Afghanistan’s story

Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013). Anna Badkhen, The World is a ...

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Afghanistan’s colossal intelligence failure

Close observers of Afghanistan are not likely to be surprised by recent allegations contained in a United Nations report that the Afghan National Security Directorate, ...

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There’s no “I” in Afghan endgame

Talking about talks with the Taliban may still be all the rage in Washington, but in Kabul the silence has been deafening. Ever since Mullah ...

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Reconsidering reconciliation in Afghanistan

The last time I met with Burhanuddin Rabbani, he had just taken up his post as head of Afghanistan's High Peace Council. He was looking ...

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The growing danger in Kabul

The deadly attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul late Tuesday night is a timely reminder of just how precarious the situation remains 10 years ...

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Cleaning up Afghanistan’s banking system

When news of Kabul Bank's imminent collapse broke early last fall, some likened the crisis to a slow motion train wreck. Six months later, the ...

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