By Anand Gopal, TomDispatch Just as Afghan men had once flocked to the Taliban, in 2001 they threw their weight behind a new power: the government of President Hamid Karzai.
Is Afghan President Hamid Karzai acting crazy again? Had he watched President Obama’s State of the Union address last month, Karzai would have noticed that the evening’s first standing ovation—and a bipartisan one, at that—came...Show More Summary
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, came to Washington this week and expressed something that we hadn't heard from his predecessor, Hamid Karzai: gratitude. Ghani praised the sacrifices of American troops who have fought to defend his country against the Taliban. "You stood shoulder to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is untested as a leader, yet he is expected to get a warm reception from both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. The reason: He's not former Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The White...Show More Summary
Afghan's new president gets along much better with the US than did predecessor Hamid Karzai, and today that paid off for him: President Obama agreed to Ashraf Ghani's request to slow down the withdrawal of US troops from the country. Under the original plan, nearly half of the approximately 10,...
In his first official visit to the United States, President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan established a stark contrast with his predecessor Hamid Karzai.
Hamid Karzai, the most Taliban man in Afghanistan, banned night raids last year to help his pals out in their war against Karzai’s government. According to Stars & Stripes, and the New York Times, the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, is going to lift that ban with the coming of the new year; Afghan National […]
WASHINGTON — Afghanistan has inaugurated their first new president, after Hamid Karzai’s latest term ended, while the Taliban has attacked Westerners and locals at an alarming rate. Reuters reported that Ashraf Ghani was sworn in on Monday to head a power-sharing government, but it comes at a time when the West and NATO are pulling […]
Afghanistan's president of 13 years exits the stage, and leaves behind him a slew of missed opportunities.
Afghanistan's new government signed a long-delayed security agreement with the U.S. on Tuesday, a day after the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani. His predecessor, Hamid Karzai, had refused to sign, partly over his anger over civilian deaths. Show More Summary
After thirteen years as President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has said goodbye to the Arg
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes over from Hamid Karzai after a disputed election that forced a unity government with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.
Ashraf Ghani took the oath of office as Afghanistan's new president on Monday, taking over the job from Hamid Karzai in the first democratic transfer of power in the country's history. Ghani, a former World Bank official, was sworn in...Show More Summary
1. Ghani inaugurated as Afghanistan's presidentAshraf Ghani took the oath of office as Afghanistan's new president on Monday, taking over the job from Hamid Karzai in the first democratic transfer of power in the country's history. Ghani,...Show More Summary
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in today as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban. Moments after Ghani Ahmadzai took the oath, he swore in his election challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, as chief executive, fulfilling a...
Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated Monday as president of Afghanistan, succeeding President Hamid Karzai and marking the first peaceful transition of power in the nation’s history.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.
Ashraf Ghani set to succeed President Hamid Karzai after a three-month standoff over disputed election results.
Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, You’ve got to hand it to the brain surgeons running America’s foreign policy. They possess an uncanny ability to seamlessly forge alliances, break alliances and turn former allies...Show More Summary