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Afghanistan’s Ghani Declared Winner in Disputed Presidential Election
Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Ghani Declared Winner in Disputed Presidential Election

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s incumbent president, Ashraf Ghani, has been declared the winner of a disputed presidential vote that’s been tainted by accusations of vote-rigging. Ghani led the poll with 50.64% of the 1.8 million votes cast, defeating his top... Read More

Trump’s Planned Camp David Retreat With The Taliban Draws Flak From All Sides
Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Planned Camp David Retreat With The Taliban Draws Flak From All Sides

WASHINGTON — Did the Taliban ever intend to come to Camp David this weekend, as President Trump claimed? Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo insisted Sunday that the president had called off secretly planned talks at the presidential retreat in... Read More

An Afghan Balancing Act: Ending America’s Longest War vs. Guaranteeing Safety
Foreign Affairs
An Afghan Balancing Act: Ending America’s Longest War vs. Guaranteeing Safety
2019-08-30 19:11:22
by HJ Mai

The longest war in the history of the United States could soon come to an end after reports that the peace negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban have hit the final stretch.  But concerns about the Taliban’s ability to... Read More

Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum
Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum
2019-07-30 14:53:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump has ordered him to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the 2020 election and begin the closing chapter of the nearly two-decade-old conflict. "That's... Read More

US Plans Withdrawal of 7,000 Troops From Afghanistan, Official Says
Afghanistan
US Plans Withdrawal of 7,000 Troops From Afghanistan, Official Says

The U.S. plans to dramatically cut troop levels in Afghanistan as President Donald Trump reshapes America’s foreign commitments and fulfills long-standing promises to bring military forces home. Read More

Trump Administration Presses for Peace Deal in Afghanistan by April, But Prospects Appear Dim
Afghanistan
Trump Administration Presses for Peace Deal in Afghanistan by April, But Prospects Appear Dim

The Trump administration is pressing to open peace talks with insurgents in Afghanistan by April, a timetable driven by the president’s mounting impatience with the stalemated 17-year-old war. The short-term goal, current... Read More

U.S. Foreign Aid Should be Redirected to Risk-Taking Companies
Opinions
U.S. Foreign Aid Should be Redirected to Risk-Taking Companies
2018-09-04 23:57:20
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS -- The Pentagon cancelled $300 million worth of military aid to Pakistan, just as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was preparing to travel to Islamabad to meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The move is no doubt a negotiating... Read More

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