Marco Werman talks with Kabul resident Sultana Parvanta, a consultant on economic development and women's issues, about her reaction to President Obama's visit to Afghanistan last night and the agreement that was signed between the US and Afghanistan.
The British Indian Army invaded Afghanistan twice. Neither ended exactly smoothly, but the first invasion ended in disaster with the British Army retreating but being slaughtered on its way out of Kabul. A new book examines that history and some of the similarities between that invasion and the current U.S.-led effort.
Richard Holbrooke was the Obama administration's pointman for the civilian side of the Afghanistan war. He died suddenly in December 2010, leaving some successes that are sometimes overlooked, and they have to do with Pakistan.
Afghans went to the polls in August. The poll has been beset by serious fraud allegations and the UN-backed election complaints commission ordered a partial recount. Marco Werman talks with Dr. Abdullah about democracy in Afghanistan.
Since US forces ousted the Taliban in Afghanistan in late 2001, the face of Afghan leadership has belonged principally to one man: Hamid Karzai. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at the changing image in the west of Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai.
Afghanistan might be heading toward a power sharing agreement between the two leading presidential candidates. The model has been tried in other nations but the results were mixed, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, says he's free of the corruption and violence that taint many Afghan politicians. And after quickly signing a long-delayed security pact with the US, he's looking for other ways to break with the country's recent past.
Hopes that US and Taliban officials might begin peace talks Thursday came to nothing, following a diplomatic breakdown between Washington and Kabul over the nature of the Taliban's new office in Doha, Qatar.