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Saving Afghan Women from the "Liberators"

August 4, 2009

The Obama Administration acts as though George Bush abandoned Afghanistan for Iraq and, therefore, an infusion of troops and money will solve the country’s massive problems. But, argues the author, the international community is already engaged and intent on supporting Afghan women. Lasting change must come at the hands of Afghan women themselves—and Afghan men. More »

Afghan Women to Obama: We Must Be at the Table!

April 2, 2009

The author, a global affairs professor who has worked extensively in Afghanistan, talks to Dr. Masooda Jalal, a political leader and the subject of a new documentary. Her message: women must be involved in peace making; the Taliban and warlords are “only powerful because we allow them to be.” More »

Palin Power(less)

September 30, 2008

No one can argue against the need for a strong foreign policy. As a nation, we face challenges ranging from terrorism and climate change to the enduring wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. None of these problems can be solved without building a better relationship with the rest of the world. None can be solved without creative and informed leaders. More »

Delving Further into Foreign Policy in Afghanistan

July 22, 2008

After a grueling 18-month primary campaign, the race for the president of the United States has begun. True to form the candidates have come out sparring. More »