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Afghanistan, Choose Your Enemies Wisely

The Taliban’s new leadership may be the last decent opportunity for a political solution to the conflict. Without one, the Islamic State will make Afghanistan the next Iraq or Syria.

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From Aid to Trade

For Afghanistan's economy to stand on its own feet, the government must begin with these four reforms.

The Cable

Pentagon: Green Beret Supplied Steroids to Soldier Convicted of Afghan Massacre

The U.S. soldier convicted of massacring 16 Afghan civilians in March 2012 had been on a mix of alcohol, steroids, and sleeping pills while leading troops at a small patrol base in Kandahar, according to a long-awaited military investigative report.

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Al Qaeda Boss Zawahiri Pledges Allegiance to New Taliban Leader

The announcement comes on the heels of news of Mullah Omar's death in 2013.

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Afghanistan Calling

Progress in Afghanistan can be measured by the successes of its telecom industry. In this booming sector, phone use is ubiquitous, the internet is used to perform surgery, employment is up, and corruption is down.

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