Analysis & Commentary

5th April 2014 - CTV News

News Update

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross analyzes the recent elections in Afghanistan and Hamid Karzai's departure.

25th February 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Obama About to Repeat Iraq Disaster

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Reuters is reporting “U.S. President Barack Obama has told the Pentagon to prepare for the possibility that the United States will not leave behind any troops in...

10th February 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement with the United States.

28th January 2014 - Cited by Fareed Zakaria, CNN

What I’m Reading: Should Russophones Back Ukraine Protests?

Bill Roggio

“There is no reason why Ukraine's Russophone inhabitants should not support the protests. Euromaidan protesters want their country to join the European Union...

28th January 2014 - The Daily Beast

Karzai Gambles with the Taliban

Bill Roggio

Just when you thought Afghan President Hamid Karzai couldn’t distance himself further from the US and the West, which have propped him up for over a decade...

26th December 2013 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer provides analysis on the current state of negotiations between the US and Afghanistan on whether US troops will remain in the...

11th March 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Hamid Karzai accused US officials of secretly negotiating with the Afghan Taliban.

11th March 2013 - Hearst TV

News Update

Clifford D. May

FDD's discusses Afghan President Hamid Karzai's comments that the US and Taliban are collaborating.

24th February 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan President Orders US Special Forces to Leave Wardak Province

Bill Roggio

President Hamid Karzai has ordered the Ministry of Defense to eject all "US Special Forces" from the key eastern province of Wardak after accusing the American troops or their local Afghan security partners...

13th January 2013 - NPR

All Things Considered

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

President Obama met last week with Afghan President Hamid Karzai about plans to remove all U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan by 2014. Counterterrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses...

20th March 2012 - The Long War Journal

US May Make Concessions on Night Raids in Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

As NATO's mission in Afghanistan continues its downward spiral, the US is considering allowing Afghans a degree of control over the controversial night raids, which are conducted by special operations forces.

9th January 2012 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Karzai’s ultimatum complicates U.S. exit strategy.

12th July 2011 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

The assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai.

12th July 2010 - The Long War Journal

Karzai Pushes for Removal of Ex-Taliban Officials from UN Blacklist

Bill Roggio

The Washington Post reports that Afghan president Hamid Karzai "plans to seek the removal of up to 50 former Taliban officials from a U.N. terrorism blacklist." From the Post:


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