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Dr. Hakim

Constant military surveillance of Afghans yields almost no real intelligence about the problems they face each day. An unusual group of volunteers uses a far different approach. Read more

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mitchell Ryan

For the ruling elite in Washington, there’s never a good time to end a war. But really, the United States lost the war in Afghanistan long ago. Read more

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Dr. Hakim

Earlier this year, Afghan peace activists walked barefoot across their country to advocate for nonviolence. Now they’re recruiting young people to take up the cause. Read more

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Department of Defense/Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro

President Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 election. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan. Read more

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Afghan Peace Volunteers

Courageous teenagers are making waves in the U.S. regarding gun policies. What if international teen solidarity could subject U.S. military attacks in Afghanistan to the same horror and scorn so many now direct toward the National Rifle Association? Read more

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Carolyn Coe

“Education is the path, especially in Afghanistan, toward a green, equal, and nonviolent world.” Read more

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Kathy Kelly

Kabul, formerly one of the safest places in Afghanistan, has now become one of the most dangerous. Read more

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We cannot continue to look the other way as military and economic warfare destroys lives. We must not lose ourselves in trivia and fantasy while the foundation of our real existence is the inescapable misery and suffering of others. Read more

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The beauty and the tragedy of everyday life in a war zone. Read more

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On the anniversary of the longest war in U.S. history, we offer this reflection on how we got here. Read more

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The death toll of the “let’s kill the people who are trying to kill us" method is rising. Read more

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MASH this ain’t. Read more

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I wondered how Ellis’s guidelines for conflict resolution could be useful to people in the United States. Read more

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After 14 years of U.S. occupation, Afghans are voting with their feet Read more

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“There are no words for how terrible it was.” Read more

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“War costs us everything and resolves nothing.” Read more

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Image: U.S. Army File Photo In a strange experiment, a U.S. Army program embedded social scientists with armed military forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, beginning in 2007. The program finally just ended. Its closure was long overdue. The ... Read more

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It’s safe to say that the first two things Americans think of when they think of Muslims are violent terrorist attacks and the oppression of women. Image credit: RAWA Read more

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Until the American public demands the full disclosure about the Saudi role, we won’t understand the real circumstances of September 11 and the forming and funding of Al-Qaeda. Image credit: Pool/Getty Images Read more

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Since leaving the CIA Baer has become an outspoken commentator on intelligence-related matters in various venues, including CNN as its national security affairs analyst. Image credit: Kevin Toolis. Read more

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