Holbrooke’s Death Leaves Hole in Diminishing Diplomatic Portion of AfPak Policy

By: Tuesday December 14, 2010 6:15 am

Richard Holbrooke died yesterday. The man was basically a shadow Secretary of State-in-waiting for the Bush era, a diplomatic fixer in the Clinton era (with the Dayton accords as his crowning achievement), a co-author of the Pentagon Papers and part of the Paris peace talks in the Vietnam era, and in the Obama era he [...]

Iran Joins International Talks on Afghanistan

By: Monday October 18, 2010 12:13 pm

At the same time that the Obama Administration has put sanctions on Iran over its uranium enrichment capability, the BBC reports that the Islamic Republic is engaging in high-level talks on the future of Afghanistan: Iran has for the first time taken part in high-level discussions on Afghanistan after the US said it had “no [...]

Obama Administration On Karzai: “We Cool”

By: Tuesday April 20, 2010 12:36 pm

Remember that time when Hamid Karzai said he was this close to joining the Taliban and Robert Gibbs wouldn’t declare him an ally? I’m talking about those long-ago, halcyon days of 2-3 weeks ago. Well times have changed, and now it’s a love fest. The Obama administration declared its problems with Afghan President Hamid Karzai [...]

Foreign Service Officer Resigns His Post In Afghanistan

By: Tuesday October 27, 2009 7:13 am

I agree with Spencer Ackerman that this is a big deal – a Foreign Service officer with previous experience in the Marines has resigned his post in Afghanistan, specifically in protest over the war, which he claims “fuels the insurgency.” “I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States’ [...]

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