Even though U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, American military commanders say that may not be enough to fight the Taliban. Eric Bjornlund of Democracy International discusses the recent election and reports of fraud.
War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's presidential election continues to generate widespread allegations of fraud and intimidation as the votes are counted. James Bays of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English takes a look at what some Afghans faced.
Worldfocus contributor Scott Bohlinger is a political analyst living in Afghanistan. He compares how people talk about politics and their candidates in the U.S. and Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is heading to the polls for national elections -- but out of 41 presidential candidates, only two are women. Progress has been slow since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. Masha Hamilton of the Afghan Women's Writing Project describes women's concerns as Afghanistan's future takes shape.
Nora Bensahel of the Rand Corporation explains the differences between the conflicts and objectives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Also, watch a video on how the Obama administration measures success in Afghanistan.
A U.S. Marine embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army describes the atmosphere in northeastern Afghanistan, a well-known insurgent haven, ahead of national elections.
On Tuesday, the Taliban launched a series of attacks on the Afghan city of Kabul. Kimberly Marten of Columbia University discusses U.S. strategy ahead of the election and examines whether the attacks are a sign of what's to come on election day.
In Afghanistan on Tuesday, with the election two days away and the campaign winding down, the Taliban is doing all it can to let voters know they are not safe. Zeina Khodr of Al Jazeera English reports on the dangers in the southern city of Kandahar.
The United States believes that upcoming elections in Afghanistan will legitimize the government, but the Taliban is doing all it can to disrupt the vote. Alex Their of the United States Institute of Peace and Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English break down Afghanistan's complex political scene