Silk Road Consulting / New America Foundation
Omar Samad is CEO of Silk Road Consulting and a senior Central Asia fellow at the New America Foundation. He is a former Afghan ambassador to France (2009-2011) and Canada (2004-2009).
In the past, President Trump has called the War in Afghanistan "a disaster," and — like Barack Obama before him — he told primary rallies that he'd pull out at last.
Aug. 22, 2017from To the Point
With NATO troops pulling out of Afghanistan, attacks by the Taliban are increasing, and American soldiers will stay until the end of next year.
Dec. 1, 2014from To the Point
Afghanistan’s former president, Hamid Karzai, frustrated President Obama by refusing to allow US troops to stay in that country.
Sep. 30, 2014from To the Point
Americans see coronavirus in terms of politics more than public health. Blue states are enforcing “social distancing.” Red states are reluctant.
Mar. 26from To the Point
A private lab in Southern California says it’ll still take another two months before we know the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.
Mar. 12from To the Point
As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion…
Mar. 26from Design and Architecture
Former City Councilman Mitchell Englander has pleaded not guilty to obstructing an FBI investigation into him accepting cash, female escort services, hotel rooms, and expensive meals…
Mar. 10from KCRW Features
President Trump signs a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill at the end of a very dramatic week.
Mar. 27from Left, Right & Center
Joe Biden won Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, and several other states on Super Tuesday. Bernie Sanders still captured the day’s biggest prize: California.
Mar. 4from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Mar. 26from KCRW Features
Concerned about coronavirus, companies are canceling or postponing conferences and events.
Mar. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The Trump administration prepares to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, and the Democratic candidates had their most chaotic debate yet.
Feb. 28from Left, Right & Center