This week, a Taliban sympathizer gunned down five British troops in Afghanistan. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Gideon Lichfield, deputy editor of The Economist online in New York, about British public sentiment and the reaction of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
War in Afghanistan
A U.S. Marine who is an embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army blogs about the impact from his perspective of the prolonged debate over the future military strategy in the region.
After news yesterday of the deaths of five British soldiers in Afghanistan, public opinion in the U.K. seems to be shifting. Amid growing calls for a policy change, Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to deliver a major speech tomorrow. Does growing British opposition to the war affect your perspective on America's role in Afghanistan?
Hassan Abbas of the Asia Society joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss what Hamid Karzai's second term means for the U.S. and the international community. Jonah Hull of Al Jazeera English reports from Kabul on delays, violence and voter fraud.
This year has seen huge casualty increases for American soldiers in Afghanistan. President Obama is considering whether or not to send more troops to the embattled nation. But our question today is about the troops returning home. Do you think the U.S. government is doing enough to help American combat troops deal with psychological injuries?
Ahmad Kamal, a Pakistani diplomat for 40 years, discusses the relationship between the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the escalation of attacks. He also examines what it will take to end the violence in both countries.
U.S. President Barack Obama continues to grapple with the complex situation in Afghanistan. With allegations of election fraud surrounding Afghan president Hamid Karzai and new allegations against his brother, should the U.S. cut ties with the controversial president?
The month of October marks eight years since the Bush administration successfully removed the Taliban regime from power in Kabul. But there was a crucial difference between the U.S. eviction of Saddam from Kuwait and forcible regime change in Afghanistan, writes Worldfocus contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss whether Iran appears to be pulling back from a deal to ship enriched uranium overseas. They also discuss fair elections in Afghanistan and NATO's decision to support a wider war counter-strategy.