The U.S. is shifting its military focus from Iraq to Afghanistan, where a coalition of international forces seeks to stabilize the territory and combat terrorism. U.S. President Barack Obama has also ordered an additional 17,000 troops to carry out the mission in Afghanistan.
The U.S. launched Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2001, with British support. NATO'S international security force has turned its attention to Afghanistan and has troops engaged from 42 nations.
Worldfocus continues to explore this troubled region with special emphasis on the role played by U.S. allies across the globe. Worldfocus examines the ongoing conflict from the perspectives of several countries, including, Canada, Estonia, Iran, Pakistan and Russia.
"War in Afghanistan" is a collection of signature videos, interviews, an online radio show, reporter observations and analysis from the field and blogger perspectives.
How You See It
Karzai defends integrity of Afghan election
Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to defend the country's election against accusations of fraud. Should the U.S. demand a recount or accept the results? Tell us what you think.
Posted: September 17, 2009 07:49
Week in Review (video)
Week in review: Iran’s nuclear program and Afghanistan
Garrick Utley of the State University of New York and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost discuss the major foreign policy challenges facing U.S. President Barack Obama: Iran's nuclear ambitions and troop numbers in Afghanistan.
Posted: September 11, 2009 14:09
Mounting election fraud and waning support in Afghanistan
Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses potential exit strategies for U.S. allies and Americans' waning support for the fight in Afghanistan.
Posted: September 7, 2009 16:43
Week in review (video)
Week in review: Afghanistan and Japan
Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Joel Rosenthal of the Carnegie Council discuss the new allegations of widespread fraud in the Afghan presidential election and the implications of the recent change of power in Japan.
Posted: September 4, 2009 15:38
NATO airstrike kills scores in Afghanistan
Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the civilian casualties and potential setbacks to the U.S. mission in Afghanistan after an explosion killed at least 90 people, many of whom were civilians.
Posted: September 4, 2009 14:55
WIDE ANGLE’s Time for School returns to Afghanistan
WIDE ANGLE’s award-winning 12-year documentary project, Time for School, returns in 2009 with visits to seven classrooms in seven countries to offer a glimpse into the lives of seven extraordinary children who are struggling to get what nearly all American kids take for granted: a basic education.
Posted: September 2, 2009 16:14
Fraud, threats and lack of women mark Afghan elections
Karin von Hippel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies recently returned from monitoring the elections in Afghanistan. She discusses how the security situation affected election turnout.
Posted: August 31, 2009 16:47
Ask your questions
What is the “human terrain” in Afghanistan?
The U.S. has been sending civilian anthropologists into war zones to better understand the needs of local communities. Journalist Vanessa Gezari of the Pulitzer Center reports on the Human Terrain program. Ask her your questions now.
Posted: August 31, 2009 12:02
Week in Review
Week in Review: Afghanistan, Iran and the global economy
Garrick Utley of the Levin Institute and Rana Foroohar of Newseek discuss the top stories of the week: War and elections in Afghanistan, potential sanctions against Iran and the global economy.
Posted: August 28, 2009 14:20
Afghanistan news hunt results
Worldfocus partnered with News Trust to find some of the best journalism on Afghanistan and its second-ever presidential election. Find out how the international media portrayed the election.
Posted: August 27, 2009 08:43