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.
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.
Afghan election returns released on Tuesday pointed to a first-round victory for incumbent president Hamid Karzai. But the results were immediately questioned as a U.N.-backed watchdog agency said it had found ï¿½clear and convincing evidence of fraudï¿½.
Despite threats of violence from the Taliban, Afghans headed to the polls to vote in the country's second-ever presidential election. Brian Katulis, an election monitor with Democracy International, joins The Takeaway from Kabul.
President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan Sunday, days after the president announced a nuclear deal with Russia and as Iraq forms a new government. How is the Obama administration's foreign policy evolving in its second year?