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EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EU)
United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UN-Peacebuilding)
International Security Assistance Force (UN-led)
Afghan general warns over delay in signing US pact (22.12.2013)
A top Afghan general has said his country may be dangerously exposed if a security pact with the US on its military withdrawal is not signed soon. Washington insists on a 31 December deadline for President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact, which sets the terms for US troops to stay on past 2014.
An Afghan Army commander stationed in the deadliest corner of Helmand Province brokered a cease-fire and turf-sharing deal with local Taliban insurgents there, according to government and police officials, in an example of the sort of ground-level bargaining that some see as increasingly likely...
Afghanistan is advancing towards stability as international force draws down – UN envoy (17.12.2013)
“We must resolutely continue working together to ensure a sovereign and sustainable State that will never again become a haven for international terrorism and organized crime, notably including narco-businesses. This is in everyone's interest,” the top UN envoy in the country stressed in his latest...
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the withdrawal Monday. He said Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan, where Australian forces have been training Afghan soldiers and police, is now a "very significantly" different place.
In a interview with Le Monde, afghan president, Hamid Karzai, blames the United States for acting like a "colonial power" in the way it "pressures" Kabul to sign a security agreement. This accord is meant to provide military assistance to Afghanistan after 2014. M. Karzai says he is not ready to...
Why is the Taliban successfully recruiting new members from the Afghan government and armed forces? According Jami Forbes and Brian Dudley, the group has developed a media-savvy PR campaign that offers, among other things, amnesty to all new recruits.