Tagged: Afghanistan

Karzai’s re-election bid

Afghan President Hamid Kazai’s re-election bid will be decided this week.  Polls are predicting a win, but not necessarily with an outright majority to avoid a run-off election with former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah.  Journalism Professor Nick Mills, author of “Karzai: The Failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan,” can comment.  He’s know Karzai […]

IR Prof. Andrew Bacevich: “Is Afghanistan worth it?”

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IR Prof. William Keylor comments on casualties in Afghanistan

Afghan revamp

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. will appoint a three-star general to Kabul, marking the first time since the seven-year war began that the U.S. will have two senior commanders in Afghanistan.  Former head of the American Embassy in Kabul, Charles Dunbar, now a professor of international relations, is available for comment on the […]

International Relations professor William Keylor on Obama’s 100 days in Iraq

PTSD and women in combat

Of the 190,000 military women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, 20 percent of them will likely develop post-traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD) a debilitating, life-threatening anxiety disorder. With women returning from combat deployments in greater numbers than ever before in U.S. history, the Department of Veteran Affairs is scrambling to meet a […]