Peter Tomsen

author and former diplomat

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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)

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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.

Can Diplomatic Fanfare Translate to Long-Term Security in Afghanistan?

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.

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Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s runoff presidential election were released today.

Preliminary Results Reveal an Afghan President - But Will He Be Accepted?

Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s runoff presidential election were released today.

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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.

US Turns over Security to Afghan Forces, Plans Talks with Taliban

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.

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