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
Many people are shopping on Amazon this time of year. Free one-day shipping can mean workers injuring themselves by working too fast, and delivery vehicles increasing air pollution.
Nov. 27from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In a markup session beginning Wednesday at 4 PM PT, the House Judiciary Committee is considering two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of…
Dec. 11from News Special Programming
The parts for ghost guns are sold without background checks, which means felons and kids can buy them.
Nov. 26from KCRW Features
What’s President Trump’s track record on libel lawsuits anyway?
Nov. 27from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
President Trump’s denial of climate change has him at war with California. Their battle over fuel emission standards has divided the auto industry as well as drivers.
Nov. 11from To the Point
Josh and Ken discuss an eventful day of impeachment testimony.
Nov. 21from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
The California Democratic senator announced today she’s suspending her campaign for president, exactly two months before the Iowa caucus.
Dec. 3from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Some key polls spooked liberals one year away from the 2020 general election.
Nov. 8from Left, Right & Center
With Thanksgiving approaching, you may be both excited and nervous about gathering with family.