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Arming Irregulars to Work Alongside Struggling Police Forces Isn't a Solution -- It's a Time Bomb.

Arming vigilantes in places like Iraq and Afghanistan to work alongside struggling police forces isn't a solution -- it's a time bomb.

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Whiplash in Washington

The breaking news on Wednesday about Afghanistan may give the average reader whiplash. First, President Obama announced that he has decided to defer the troop drawdown ...

The South Asia Channel

The Spy Who Tried to Stop the Afghan War

In his new book, 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary, Robert Grenier reminds his readers that seemingly inevitable victories are actually decided by slim and sometimes arbitrary margins.

The South Asia Channel

A Lynching, Then Anger in Afghanistan

After a brutal killing, Afghanistan’s women turn their anger toward men. But will the protests and outrage result in a change for women's rights in the country?

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