Carlotta Gall

New York Times

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North Africa correspondent for the New York Times

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Kosovo, in the Balkans, is a nation transformed in just eight years — and not all for the better.

Kosovo, from a Budding Democracy to a Hotbed of Extremism

Kosovo, in the Balkans, is a nation transformed in just eight years — and not all for the better.

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The peace is fragile in Afghanistan. The recent presidential runoff there was riddled with fraud and threatened to break up the country.

Inside U.S.-Afghanistan Election Negotiations

The peace is fragile in Afghanistan. The recent presidential runoff there was riddled with fraud and threatened to break up the country.

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A month ago, General David Petraeus said secret talks with a "senior Taliban leader" showed that the US-led offensive was generating enough pressure that peace might be possible.

Fake Taliban Leader Exposed in Afghanistan

A month ago, General David Petraeus said secret talks with a "senior Taliban leader" showed that the US-led offensive was generating enough pressure that peace might be possible.

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