Foreign Policy

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 05:26
Delegations from the Afghan government and the Taliban wrapped up their first official meeting in Pakistan with an agreement to meet again in several weeks and continue discussions about the possible opening of peace talks.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 05:42
The new National Unity Government (NUG) in Afghanistan led by President Ashraf Ghani has been taking a new approach towards Pakistan, making significant concessions, albeit with uncertain results.
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 09:43

Mark Up Appropriations Bill, FY 2016.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 06:32
"The enemies of our enemies are our friends," says Afghan historian Habibullah Rafa, speaking simply. "So Ukraine is our friend."
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 08:09
The number of UN peacekeepers is at a record high, with nearly 110,000 uniformed deployed "blue helmets" worldwide, most of them in Africa. But the status quo is "untenable."
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 07:31
Afghan and Pakistani leaders have agreed on closer defense and security cooperation, leading analysts to believe the neighbors are finally sharing a common view on achieving regional stability.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 07:25
The country’s future — and the $62 billion American investment — is threatened by the military’s chronically poor intelligence on Afghan security forces and an anemic central government in Kabul that is unable to operate on its own, said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, during a speech at a Washington think tank.
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 08:56
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing regarding the resources, priorities and programs in the FY 2016 State Department Budget Request.
Ms. Virginia Bennett
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau Of Democracy, Human Rights, And Labor
U.S. Department of State
The Honorable Catherine Russell
Ambassador-At-Large, Global Women's Issues
U.S. Department of State
Mr. John D. Feeley
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 08:45

Hearing addressing the markup for the subcommittee on the Emerging Threats and Capabilities. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 07:58
Even as Afghan security forces battle Taliban insurgents and cross-border criminal networks, President Ashraf Ghani said he plans to devote at least 30 percent of his time to his country’s battered economy. Ghani said his security forces will weather the loss of most U.S. combat support and defeat a Taliban insurgency that’s inflicting record casualties.