In an effort to bring the war in Afghanistan to a swift conclusion, the Obama administration is trying to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.
The Afghan government must make substantial improvements to the electoral process to successfully hold its next presidential election in 2014.
March 30- April 5, 2012. KRG President Massoud Barzani Visits Washington, Hashemi Makes Official Trip to Qatar, National Reconciliation Meeting Postponed Indefinitely.
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani will be visiting the White House on April 4 and meeting with President Barack Obama.
March 23, 2012- March 30, 2012. Baghdad Hosts Arab League Summit, Sunni Leaders Snub Maliki, Arab Leaders Back Annan Plan for Syria.
On Tuesday and Thursday, General John Allen, the commander of the NATO mission in Afghanistan, testified before the House and Senate Armed Services Committee.
The Haqqani Network represents a strategic threat to the enduring stability of the Afghan state and U.S. national security interests in the region. The Haqqanis are currently Afghanistan’s most capable and potent insurgent group.