While the world media’s attention is fixed on the Israeli offensive in Gaza, the region’s other bloody conflicts rumble on. There is a sense locally that other crises are being ignored, especially by the Western media — at that this lack of attention only perpetuates the violence.
Citizens in Afghanistan went to the ballot box over the weekend to vote in their country’s presidential elections. With the incumbent Hamid Karzai constitutionally ineligible to run for another term, the final outcome is being closely monitored to gauge the country’s future direction.
I come before you this morning at this important conference with many questions and no answers.
October 7, 2001, marks the beginning of a seemingly endless war of attrition between U.S. forces and the Afghan Taliban.
This slender volume is packed with many insights. A collection of short chapters, some not much longer than op-eds, reveals author Mark Katz's wisdom and prudence when it comes to the use of military power, and the need for patience and persistence when pursuing long-term objectives.
Muslim education is a topic in Islam on which a wide range of Muslim scholars, including Ibn Khaldun, Farabi, Ibn Sina, Ghazali, Zanjan and Ibn Miskawayh, have written treatises.
Brian Katulis, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a member of the Middle East Policy Council board of directors, appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss President Obama's recent agreement with President Karzai on the future of U.S. assistance to Afghanistan.
The 28 member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) met in Chicago this week to discuss the future of the organization and its ongoing involvement around the world.
One year ago, on May 2, 2011, the elite U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 unit killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a raid on his hitherto secret residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan. What has been the impact of this event?
The day that U.S. and international forces leave Afghanistan may have drawn nearer. After weeks of bad PR resulting from culturally insensitive incidents, news of a lone U.S. soldier going on a rampage and killing 16 civilians couldn’t have come at a worse time.