author and former diplomat
Author of The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers; former US Special Envoy and Ambassador to Afghanistan (1989-1992)
Ashraf Ghani has completed his first visit to the United States as Afghanistan's President, cutting a very different figure from his predecessor, Hamid Karzai.
Mar. 26, 2015from To the Point
Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s runoff presidential election were released today.
Jul. 7, 2014from To the Point
The NATO coalition formally turned over authority to the Afghan government today, as the US and the Taliban announced that direct talks will begin next week.
Jun. 18, 2013from To the Point
This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.
May. 17from Left, Right & Center
Journalist Will Evans exposed Tesla’s flagrant labor violations, but all the company’s founder did was shrug him off and cry "fake news."
Jun. 21from Scheer Intelligence
17-year-old Lupe Felix used to go to high school in Boyle Heights, but she moved to Tijuana last summer to live with her mom, who was deported.
Jun. 10from Greater LA
Don’t worry: there’s a lot to discuss that’s not about Alex Jones this week.
Jun. 19from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
In a bold statement, a leading dean of journalism argues that in abandoning Julian Assange, the mainstream media have abandoned the First Amendment.
May. 17from Scheer Intelligence
A deep-seated denial of the racist, colonial roots of gun rights in the U.S. underlies the left’s flawed approach to domestic arms control.
Jun. 14from Scheer Intelligence
It’s a special live Left, Right & Center recorded at UC Santa Barbara.
May. 10from Left, Right & Center
Congress is investigating misconduct alleged by the Mueller report. White House lawyers are rejecting every subpoena.
May. 16from To the Point
For the first time since 1972, California Democrats are positioned to make a difference. Fourteen candidates showed up for the party convention in San Francisco.
Jun. 5from To the Point