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Karzai: Increasingly Problematic Ally in Afghanistan

Last weekend, when Afghan President Hamid Karzai called for reduced military operations and an outright end to night raids by U.S.-led forces, he made one person...

Karzai Refuses to Budge on Security Pact

Afghan President Hamid Karzai vented his frustration over continuing civilian casualties and home raids during NATO operations on Saturday, reiterating that he...

Obama and Karzai: A Relationship in Progress

"Last question" had already been called in the conference room on Air Force One high above the Caspian Sea, Sunday, on its secret journey to Kabul. But a...

Karzai Wants Security Firms Out of Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's decree ordering private security companies operating in Afghanistan to leave the country by year's end complicates U.S. strategy...

The Moment

The Obama administration's realism was on display during Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington. The American ambassador to Kabul once famously...

Obama's Visit with Karzai: No Pat on the Back

The details of President Barack Obama's weekend conversation with Afghan President Hamid Karzai remain shrouded in secrecy, but it's unlikely that Obama would...

Karzai's Delayed Peace Jirga: Any Chance of Success?

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's heavily trumpeted peace "jirga" — a proposed grand assembly meant to build national consensus toward a path of reconciliation...

Wide-Open Afghan Presidential Race Kicks Off

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan's presidential race kicked off Monday as election authorities began accepting the nominations of would-be candidates, the...