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AfPak - war, politics and leaks

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The war in Afghanistan is in its ninth year. Debate rages over Pakistan's role in the conflict, whether there are viable governments in Kabul and Islamabad and whether the Taliban can be defeated. RFI gives you reports, analysis and interviews.

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Interviews and analysis

  • Afghan presidential election 2014 - your questions answered

    Who's in with a chance of winning Afghanistan's 2014 presidential election? Will voters be safe? Will it be free and fair? Will it be over when it's over?

  • Most foreign troop killings by Afghan soldiers not work of Taliban, Nato admits

    Taliban infiltrators have been responsible for very few of the attacks on foreign troops by Afghan soldiers, a Nato official says. The deaths of four French soldiers last month led President Nicolas Sarkozy to announce that France’s troops would …

  • Is Pakistan's military plotting a coup?

    Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told parliament Friday that it had to choose democracy or dictatorship, as his tried to face down the army and the Supreme Court. Is Pakistan heading for a military coup? And, whether it is or isn’t, is …

  • US-Pakistan relations hit low point ahead of Bonn Afghanistan conference

    Pakistan’s announcement that it will boycott next week’s Bonn conference on Afghanistan signals a new low in relations with the United States, brought on by the killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers by Nato forces. As the US prepares to pull combat …

  • Who killed Burhanuddin Rabbani ... and why?

    The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the assassination of former Afghan president-turned-peacebroker Burhanuddin Rabbani, according to the Reuters news agency. But the murder is a blow to peace moves that the insurgents are reported to have …

  • Karzai in Pakistan to discuss Taliban peace talks

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Pakistan on Friday. He is expected to discuss efforts to reach peace with the Taliban during meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

  • Don't exploit women to justify war, says Afghan activist

    The war in Afghanistan is not going well for the US and its allies, as the recent WikiLeaks revelations have shown. So should US President Barack Obama keep his commitment to start withdrawal next year? Some American media are asking if that means …

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