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Hardly Justice for Farkhunda

It took less than two months for the Afghan judicial system to arrest, investigate, and try 49 men accused of involvement in the killing of Farkhunda, a 27-year-old woman who was murdered by a mob. Justice was swift, but was it thorough?

The South Asia Channel

Too Late To Tango? Ashraf Ghani’s Risky Outreach To Pakistan

A resurgence of fighting may mean Ghani's strategy of reaching out to Pakistan is too late. But did he have other options?

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Diversionary Tactics

The Taliban's offensive in Kunduz province is a diversion that will serve to distract the Afghan army away from the real goal -- Helmand province.

The Cable

Obama Picks Top Marine as Next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

General Joseph Dunford will be the first officer to have commanded all U.S. troops in one of the two war zones to assume the Pentagon’s top military post.

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Afghanistan is Failing to Help Abused Women

Abuse against women in Afghan homes is horrifyingly pervasive; around 87 percent of Afghan women are believed to have experienced domestic abuse at least once. What is Afghanistan doing to end the abuse?

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