Peter Galbraith

gubernatorial candidate and former diplomat

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Democratic candidate for Governor of Vermont; former State Senator  (D-Windham District) in Vermont and diplomatic fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; former Deputy Special Representative in Afghanistan for the Secretary-General of the UN (June-September, 2009) and former US Ambassador to Croatia; author of The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End and Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America's Enemies

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This week's  brief takeover  of the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone may have been political theater, but it was part of a real-life drama that's deadly serious…

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In Baghdad today,  44 Sunni prisoners in a government-controlled police station were killed  — apparently in retaliation for advances by Sunni extremists with the Islamic State of Iraq…

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Yesterday, as he opened his " peace jirga ," Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke to 1600 handpicked tribal leaders and politicians.  He addressed the Taliban directly, "Make peace with…

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