Hamid Karzai

2:58pm

Mon January 7, 2013
Afghanistan

As Karzai Visits U.S., What Are The Prospects For Afghan Peace?

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 5:16 pm

Afghan President Hamid Karzai will meet with President Obama and other senior U.S. officials in Washington this week. Many analysts remain skeptical about the prospects for a negotiated peace in Afghanistan. He's shown here speaking in Kabul last month.
Massoud Hossani AFP/Getty Images

As Afghan President Hamid Karzai comes to Washington to meet with President Obama and other U.S. officials this week, there is renewed discussion in Afghanistan about the possibility of a negotiated end to the country's war.

Recent talks hosted by France have rekindled hopes for some sort of reconciliation between the Taliban and Karzai's government. But given the decades of war in Afghanistan, many think the prospect of a peace deal remains nothing but talk.

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6:49am

Mon June 4, 2012

2:41am

Wed May 23, 2012
Afghanistan

Afghan Public Protection Force Profile

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 7:54 am

A U.S. soldier watches members of the Afghan Public Protection Force arrive at the transition ceremony on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul on March 15. The APPF replaces all private security contractors in the country.
Ahmad Jamshid AP

Nearly two years ago, Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered that gun-toting private security companies in his country be brought under state control. But the Afghan force to replace the foreign-funded contractors is off to a rocky start.

According to the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the new force will increase security costs for USAID projects and could even shut some of them down, at a loss of about $899 million. USAID in Kabul disagrees, and the dispute has gone public.

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6:14pm

Tue May 1, 2012
Politics

VIDEO: President Obama's Full Speech From Afghanistan

NewsHour PBS

President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan today. His trip entailed a meeting with Hamid Karzai, signature of a strategic partnership agreement, and speech to the nation on the U.S.'s continued role.

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2:44pm

Tue May 1, 2012
Presidential Address

President Obama To Speak From Afghanistan [Updated]

President Barack Obama arrives at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, March 28, 2010, after an all-night secret flight on Air Force One.
Pete Souza White House

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