Jon Boone , The Guardian, 5 February 2010
Ten of thousands of Afghan civilians are abandoning an area of central Helmland where UK and US forces are set to launch one of the biggest operations of the year.
Hamid Shalizi and Jonathon Burch, Reuters, 16 January 2010
Several key picks were confirmed, including the ministers for foreign affairs, justice and counter-narcotics, but 10 out of 17 candidates were voted down, meaning Karzai is still without confirmed leaders for over a third of his ministries.
Senior Political Analyst Prof. Aijaz Ahmad talks about the implications of Obama's Afghan Surge on the surrounding region.