The New Republic

The Secret Alliance

Many Afghan citizens have become skeptical of the U.S. military presence in the country, hinting at a possible collaboration between the superpower and the Taliban.

The Toll

Land mines and old ordnance kill or injure, on average, 40 Afghans each month. This week, four children in Mazar-e-Sharif were the newest victims.

Is Sudan Heading for Civil War?

Northern Sudan has taken control of Abyei in a blatant violation of the CPA, leaving many to wonder, "Is Sudan sliding toward civil war?".

Afghanistan Dispatch: On Patrol

Who controls Faryab province, the police or the Taliban? For the time being, the region is in the grip of these two warring groups, but the police force is overwhelmed and losing ground.