Losing Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22708/all en Taliban in control at Kabul’s doorstep http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121002/taliban-kabul-maidan-wardak-nato-withdrawal <p>KABUL &mdash; Situated on the main highway linking Kabul to southern Afghanistan, Maidan Wardak is a strategically vital province in the war against the Taliban. US President Barack Obama sent reinforcements to the area soon after taking office. Now, nearly four years later, it remains the site of an exhausting struggle for control over the gates to the nation&rsquo;s capital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121002/taliban-kabul-maidan-wardak-nato-withdrawal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Losing Afghanistan World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Military War Politics United States Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:27:00 +0000 Fazelminallah Qazizai and Chris Sands 5721413 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: A former US ally says a new conflict looms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121012/afghanistan-northern-alliance-us-withdrawal-civil-war <p>KABUL &mdash; With the Taliban insurgency raging across much of Afghanistan, the Northern Alliance says old divisions are threatening to plunge the nation deeper into the mire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121012/afghanistan-northern-alliance-us-withdrawal-civil-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Losing Afghanistan The Handover Want to Know United States Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Chris Sands 5722431 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: Taliban fear grips once peaceful Parwan province http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121031/afghanistan-parwan-taliban-us-withdrawal-nato <p>PARWAN, Afghanistan &mdash; Not far from the largest US military base in Afghanistan, the Taliban is making major inroads.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121031/afghanistan-parwan-taliban-us-withdrawal-nato" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Losing Afghanistan The Handover Conflict Zones Want to Know Military United States Thu, 01 Nov 2012 07:44:00 +0000 Chris Sands 5724555 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: Another province goes to the Taliban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121120/afghanistan-logar-taliban-withdrawal <p>PUL-I-ALAM, Afghanistan &mdash; The first sign of the Taliban&#39;s growing strength in Logar province comes on the main highway, where at regular intervals culverts have been blown up, each one an ideal place to hide a bomb aimed at passing military convoys. But the proof that the insurgents are in the ascendency here can be found among the residents, who are happy to express their admiration for the Taliban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121120/afghanistan-logar-taliban-withdrawal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Losing Afghanistan Conflict Zones Military Politics United States Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Fazelminallah Qazizai and Chris Sands 5726610 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: For ex-Taliban, it's peace or death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121204/afghanistan-taliban-peace-council-nato-us-withdrawal-civil-war <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; widows: 0; orphans: 0"><font face="Helvetica, serif">KABUL, Afghanistan &mdash; </font><font color="#000000"><font face="Helvetica, serif">Mawlawi Pir Mohammed Rohani</font></font><font face="Helvetica, serif"> is just one of several former Taliban leaders who left the movement behind after the US-led invasion, only to see it flourish without them. Still fond of their old associates and sympathetic toward the insurgency, they find themselves caught in a dangerous limbo. Their only hope lies in practically forgotten peace negotiations.</font></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/121204/afghanistan-taliban-peace-council-nato-us-withdrawal-civil-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Losing Afghanistan The Handover Conflict Zones Want to Know Diplomacy Military Politics Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:46:00 +0000 Chris Sands 5728026 at http://www.globalpost.com Welcome to Kabul: Here are some brass knuckles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130205/kabul-violence-afghanistan-war-conflict-zones <p>KABUL &mdash; With the West focused on Afghanistan&rsquo;s countryside and military withdrawal, parts of the capital are slipping into lawlessness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/130205/kabul-violence-afghanistan-war-conflict-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Losing Afghanistan The Handover Conflict Zones Want to Know Political Risk Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:22:00 +0000 Chris Sands 5746831 at http://www.globalpost.com