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Afghans, observers weigh in on democratic process

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Afghans, observers weigh in on democratic process

Syed Rahim, an independent Afghan journalist, discusses how Afghans view Thursday's election and Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English reports on the possibility of widespread fraud.

Posted: August 20, 2009 09:16   Comments: 1
Reading the messages behind Afghan election posters

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Reading the messages behind Afghan election posters

Contributing blogger Scott Bohlinger is a political analyst and writer currently living and working in Afghanistan. He writes about the messages behind the election posters plastered across Afghan cities.

Posted: August 19, 2009 14:00   Comments: 3
Securing the vote in volatile northeastern Afghanistan

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Securing the vote in volatile northeastern 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.

Posted: August 18, 2009 15:53   Comments: 1
Afghan election excitement overshadows Taliban threat

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Afghan election excitement overshadows Taliban threat

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.

Posted: August 18, 2009 14:12   Comments: 0
Taliban tightens noose around Afghan city ahead of vote

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Taliban tightens noose around Afghan city ahead of vote

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.

Posted: August 18, 2009 11:53   Comments: 0
Taliban threats loom over Afghanistan’s upcoming election

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Taliban threats loom over Afghanistan’s upcoming election

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

Posted: August 17, 2009 15:22   Comments: 0
Week in review: Afghanistan, Iraq and the Clintons

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Week in review: Afghanistan, Iraq and the Clintons

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times discuss the week’s top stories: A major U.S. offensive as national elections approach in Afghanistan, a surge in suicide bombings in Iraq and Hillary Clinton's trip to Africa.

Posted: August 14, 2009 14:15   Comments: 5
Bombings rock Afghanistan ahead of national elections

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Bombings rock Afghanistan ahead of national elections

In western Afghanistan on Monday, a deadly bombing aimed at a district police chief left at least 10 people dead and some 30 injured. Karin von Hippel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the growing casualties in Afghanistan and the upcoming elections.

Posted: August 3, 2009 13:45   Comments: 0
U.S. considers cutting off Iran’s gasoline supplies

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U.S. considers cutting off Iran’s gasoline supplies

Despite weeks of protests contesting the Iranian presidential election, the supreme leader formally endorsed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term. The U.S. is considering cutting off gasoline supplies to Iran. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council discusses the possibility of gas sanctions and the trial of protesters.

Posted: August 3, 2009 12:59   Comments: 2
Young Iraqi Kurds more concerned with finding jobs

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Young Iraqi Kurds more concerned with finding jobs

On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ventured to the Kurdish autonomous region and promised to settle long disputes that have threatened Iraq's stability. But a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that young Kurds are more concerned with jobs than with a history that none of them experienced.

Posted: August 3, 2009 10:13   Comments: 0

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