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Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, speaks with Asila Wardak, a human rights activist, during intra-Afghan dialogue talks in Doha, Qatar, on July 8.

Khalilzad Edges Closer to Pact With Taliban

The U.S. envoy is expected to travel to Afghanistan within days to seek approval from President Ashraf Ghani.

Various members of the Afghan armed forces unload a casualty from an ambulance at the Tirinkot airbase in Uruzgan province on May 4.

The Walking Dead

As U.S. troops draw down, the Afghan military struggles to provide care for its countless wounded soldiers — on the battlefield and at home.


Afghan President Ghani Pun-tificates on D.C. Voting Rights

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is surprisingly up to speed on D.C. voting rights.


Watchdog: Afghan Army Far Weaker Than Initially Believed

A Pentagon miscount led to an overestimation of the Afghan army's strength. Could the new count influence U.S. withdraw plans?


Emile Simpson rips apart a crab and discusses the future of Afghanistan

The Financial Times interviewed Emile Simpson about Afghanistan over a crab lunch.

Afghan workers unload bricks from a kiln

Afghanistan Watchdog Pushes Pentagon on Lavish Spending

A top U.S. watchdog is raising new questions about the Pentagon's $700 million effort to boost Afghanistan's economy.

Afghanistan Crop

The War Over U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan Is Heating Up

The Hague’s International Criminal Court has long avoided pointing the finger at U.S. misdeeds in Afghanistan. That truce is about to end.


The Murder of Innocents

A tragic triple shooting in Kabul highlights the increasing danger to aid workers in the Afghan capital.

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