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.
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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.
Kay Shimizu, a visiting assistant professor at Harvard University, discusses why the presence of 47,000 U.S. troops in Okinawa is causing controversy and why the new Japanese government may pull out its naval support of the war in Afghanistan.
As President Obama flirts with the possibility of sending more troops to Afghanistan, security personnel already in the country become increasingly disillusioned about the conflict. Blogger Khushbu Shah, who works for a research firm in Kabul, writes about her conversation with a German officer serving under NATO in Afghanistan.
Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society discusses the widespread fraud and low voter turnout during the first round of elections, and whether Afghans believe the second round on November 7 will repeat past results.
As the world's second largest oil producer, Iran has become a model of stability in the region. It is estimated that approximately 3 million Afghan immigrants in Iran are doing low-skill labor. Richard O'Regan reports from Tehran.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss corruption in Afghanistan, strategic opportunities in Pakistan, Iran's relationship with Russia and China and the threat of nuclear weapons.