Michèle Flournoy was the undersecretary of defense for policy under Barack Obama and now runs a strategic consulting firm, WestExec Advisors, in Washington, DC. She spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about the conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan.
Corruption played a toxic and central role in hampering the United States' efforts in Afghanistan from day one. Sarah Peck, a lawyer and former diplomat who served as the anti-corruption officer at the US embassy in Kabul from 2009 to 2010, tells The World's Marco Werman what she observed.
Ambassador Douglas Lute, a three-star Army general who served as the White House’s top adviser on Afghanistan under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, talked to The World about the war in Afghanistan.
Common sense would suggest the world is indeed now a much safer place with ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's passing. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee this will prove to be true in practice.
US President Donald Trump has called off the talks between the US and Taliban that were taking place mostly in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. American negotiators have come home. But for some members of the Taliban, Qatar is home. How did that come to be, given that the Taliban is mainly an Afghan group?
America is at a turning point in which the events of 9/11 are shifting from memory to history. In his book, "The Only Plane in the Sky," author Garrett Graff compiles a comprehensive oral history timeline of Sept. 11, 2001, told via brief diary-like accounts.
Parks and natural areas can be an important part of international diplomacy and peace building between countries in conflict. That's according to University of Vermont professor Saleem Ali who edited the new book "Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution." Dr. Ali talked with host Bruce Gellerman.
The luxury hotel in Kabul where Taliban attackers killed seven people yesterday is frequented by foreigners and diplomats, and The World's Jeb Sharp examines whether yesterday's raid represents a new strategy by the Taliban to target civilians, especially
A journalism student in Afghanistan has been sentenced to death by an Afghan court on charges of blasphemy, as Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from Jean McKenzie, Afghanistan Program Director for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in Afghanistan's Helmand province which killed several people, including the province's deputy governor, as Gregory Warner reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told NATO allies in Afghanistan today that the country needs more military assistance but many European leaders are reluctant to put more of their own troops in harm's way, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Gouttierre, director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, about the challenges facing Allied forces in their fight against the Taliban.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he backs a pause in troops cuts in Iraq after the first round of pullouts in July, but that could mean more strain on US forces in Afghanistan, where the violence is escalating