The US is winding down its presence in Afghanistan. President Obama met his Afghan counterpart on Friday to discuss the details. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with Ali Jalali, a 2009 candidate for president of Afghanistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting Washington this week for talks with President Barack Obama over the future of his country once the US and NATO pull out most of their troops by the end of 2014.
President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. While in Afghanistan, Obama pledged to "finish the job" and end the war in Afghanistan.
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.
Afghanistan will hold a deciding round of its problem-hit presidential poll on November 7th, pitting incumbent Hamid Karzai against his rival Abdullah Abdullah. Marco Werman talks with Waheed Omer, a campaign spokesperson for Karzai.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai was inaugurated at a ceremony in Kabul today for his second term in office. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Kabul resident Sultana. Sultana says that Afghans see little hope for change.
Hamid Karzai has been sworn in as Afghan president. Kabul's streets were almost empty on Thursday as security forces set up numerous roadblocks ahead of the ceremony. The World's Aaron Schachter looks at security for Karzai's second inauguration.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that his office has received cash from Iran, but insists it was part of a transparent process. Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Quentin Summerville and a reality check from Pamela Constable.
US forces in Afghanistan have been trying for some time to improve the performance of the local police forces. Progress has been erratic. Ben Gilbert was embedded with the 504th Military Police Battalion when he sent this report.
The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, and his counterpart from Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, met in the Turkish capital Ankara yesterday. They agreed to increase military cooperation against Islamist extremists. The BBC's Rob Watson joins us now.
The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan have plans to visit Washington this week. Christine Fair, a senior political scientist for the Rand Corporation, stops by The Takeaway to discuss Pakistan, the Taliban, and the need for U.S. aid.
Elizabeth Rubin, contributing writer for The New York Times magazine, spent three days with Afghani president, Hamid Karzai. She joins The Takeaway with a portrait of the man struggling to retain respect and power in the embattled nation.