With Bags of Cash, C.I.A. Seeks Influence in Afghanistan, NYT

“The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan,” one American official said, “was the United States.” By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Published: April 28, 2013, NYT KABUL, Afghanistan — For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on...

Afghanistan: Peacekeepers for Afghanistan

What could have been happening in Afghanistan since 2002:   MALI: The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution to approve the creation of a 12,600-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali starting July 1, which would be able to request the support of...

Afghanistan After the War Is peace possible?, Ahmed Rashid

The New Republic BY AHMED RASHID MARCH 28, 2013 Will Afghanistan, which has been at war since 1978—thirty-four years, or a period longer than the two world wars and the intervening years combined—finally see a minimal kind of peace before American forces leave next...