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Setting the Terms for a Long-Term U.S.-Afghanistan Partnership Article
President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai shake hands after making statements before signing a strategic partnership agreement at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Setting the Terms for a Long-Term U.S.-Afghanistan Partnership

Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman examine what has to happen next in Afghanistan for the new bilateral partnership to bear lasting fruit.

Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman

Absorbing the Latest Afghan Tragedy Article
Anar Gul gestures to the body of her grandchild, who was killed by a U.S. service member in Panjwai, Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 11, 2012. (AP/Allauddin Khan)

Absorbing the Latest Afghan Tragedy

Caroline Wadhams cautions policymakers in Washington to look past this most recent setback in Afghanistan after a swift accounting of what occurred.

Caroline Wadhams

Time for Afghan Political Settlement Talks Article
Afghans shout slogans during an anti-United States protest over burning of Korans at a military base in Afghanistan. (AP/ Rahmat Gul)

Time for Afghan Political Settlement Talks

The recent protests in Afghanistan expose vulnerabilities in the current U.S. approach, write Colin Cookman and Caroline Wadhams. A diplomatic tack is necessary.

Colin Cookman, Caroline Wadhams

Milestones for Transition in Afghanistan 2012–2014 Report
Afghan children stand near U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers jointly  patrolling in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, September 5, 2011. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

Milestones for Transition in Afghanistan 2012–2014

Report from Caroline Wadhams offers recommendations for the upcoming international conference on Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany.

Caroline Wadhams

Decision Time in Afghanistan Article
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, watches as Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks at a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 4, 2011. (AP/Jason Reed)

Decision Time in Afghanistan

The administration needs to resolve the unanswered questions in its strategy, write Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman. The withdrawal of a significant troop presence from Afghanistan is only a first step.

Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman

After bin Laden Article
President Barack Obama reads his statement to photographers after making a televised statement on the death of Osama bin Laden from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, May 1, 2011. Osama bin Laden’s death clarifies that the United States has the ability  to protect U.S. interests independent of Afghan and Pakistani  cooperation. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

After bin Laden

Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman explore U.S. options in the two nations in the wake of the killing of Al Qaeda’s leader.

Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman

Afghanistan’s Government Needs Reform Video

Afghanistan’s Government Needs Reform

Caroline Wadhams talks about Afghanistan's recent parliamentary elections and what needs to happen for the country to have a stable, representative government.

Caroline Wadhams

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