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Afghan Peace: Between A Rock and A Hard Place

To bring peace to Afghanistan, Ghani has to overcome domestic barriers and regional controversies.

The Cable

Petraeus Put on Probation, Fined $100,000 for Leaks

David Petraeus, the same four-star general who oversaw American missions during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan before he was tapped as CIA director, has ...

The Cable

Afghan Watchdog Finds That If You Build It, They Won’t Necessarily Come

A 37-acre industrial park in Kandahar built with $7.8 million in USAID funds has sat mostly empty since construction finished more than four years ago, says a new report.

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Do These Two Chimps Have More Rights Than a Woman in Saudi Arabia?

Two chimpanzees in New York were granted a right to habeas corpus. But in Saudi Arabia, women still need to be accompanied to a court by a male family member.

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Untapped Potential

For centuries, the backbone of Afghanistan's civil society has been its traditional community-based institutions. Partnering with them will be vital to achieving stability in the region.

Best Defense

Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Camp Lejeune Kennels Named in fallen handler’s honor

In July 2012, Marine Sgt. Joshua Ashley was KIA in Helmand Province, Afghanistan after stepping on an IED during a combat operation. (His dog Sirius was not in the attack.) On March 27, the 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion’s MWD kennel facility at his home station — Camp Lejeune in North Carolina — was named in his honor.

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