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About Afghanistan

BBC Country Profile: Afghanistan
CIA World Fact Book: Afghanistan
Sections include: Introduction, Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, Traditional Issues.
CountryWatch
Available to members of Middletown Thrall Library. Tip: After logging in, select "Afghanistan" in the "Quick Link" (lower-middle left of page).
Library of Congress - Country Studies: Afghanistan
National Gallery of Art: Afghanistan - Hidden Treasures from the Museum at Kabul
Open Directory Project: Directory of Afghanistan-related Websites
Wikipedia: Afghanistan Articles
Note Wikipedia's disclaimers.


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About Hamid Karzai
President of Afghanistan (2009)

BBC - Profile: Hamid Karzai
Biography in Context Database
Available to members of Middletown Thrall Library. After logging in, search for Hamid Karzai.
Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan (2009)
Brief biography from the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC.
USA Today: Hamid Karzi
Headlines, articles.
Wikipedia: Hamid Karzai
Note Wikipedia's disclaimers.

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Afghanistan Government

Office of the President - Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
World Leaders - Chiefs of State, Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments: Afghanistan
Wikipedia: Politics of Afghanistan
Note Wikipedia's disclaimers.

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European Union and NATO on Afghanistan

Delegation of the European Commission to Afghanistan
European Union (EU) and Afghanistan
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization: NATO's role in Afghanistan


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Military Operations
- U.S. & Afghan

Afghan National Army
American Forces Press Service: Afghanistan
United States Central Command: Afghanistan
United States Department of Defense: Afghanistan Policy
Wikipedia: Military of Afghanistan
Note Wikipedia's disclaimers.


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U.S. Government on Afghanistan

Congressional Budget Office: Analyses of Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
Senate Foreign Relations Committee:
"Afghanistan: Assessing the Road Ahead"
Hearing on December 3, 2009.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry Statement at Hearing on Civilian Strategy for Afghanistan
January 21, 2010.
United States Department of Commerce: Afghanistan Investment and Reconstruction Task Force
United States Department of State: Afghanistan
See also these documents/news items from the State Department:
Release of the Afghanistan and Pakistan Regional Stabilization Strategy
January 21, 2010. From Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. See also the full report below.
Full Strategy Report: Afghanistan and Pakistan Regional Stabilization Strategy
January 21, 2010. From Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton/State Department. PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
United States Government Accountability Office: Afghanistan
Reports and assessments.
The White House - President Obama's Administration:
President Obama's Address on Afghanistan: "The New Way Forward"
Delivered December 1, 2009. Video and text transcript of speech. See also the Republican response to the President's speech: "Pence Supports Sending Reinforcements to Afghanistan: Cautions Against Timelines, Benchmarks and War Surtax".
The White House: The Afghanistan Plan in 4 Minutes
The main points of President Obama's plan for Afghanistan as delivered on December 1, 2009 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Video: view with Adobe Flash Player.
The White House - Blog Posts and News on Afghanistan
The White House - Defense Overview
The White House - President Bush's Administration - Afghanistan in Focus
Official archived website. See also the archived Global Diplomacy page


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News - Reports and Special Coverage

CBS News: Afghanistan
CNN: Afghanistan War
CNN Blogs: Afghanistan Crossroads
NPR: America's Battalion in Afghanistan
From National Public Radio (NPR).
NPR: Obama's War - The Hurdles In Afghanistan
From National Public Radio (NPR).
New York Times - Countries and Territories: Afghanistan
New York Times - Special Coverage: Pakistan and Afghanistan
PBS: Afghanistan and the War on Terror
Reuters: Afghanistan and Pakistan
United Nations: Afghanistan News
Yahoo! News: Afghanistan


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Afghanistan Research Topic Keywords

Researchers interested in Afghanistan's history and culture are invited to consider the following words, names, and phrases (and even to copy/paste them into searches).

Researchers might also want to try Thrall's online research page, which enables you to incorporate one or more terms, names, or phrases below into Web searches pertaining to Afghanistan and its history.

Geography Government History Historical Figures Holidays Languages Social Issues People of Afghanistan

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Resources in the Library Catalog

Afghanistan - Browse by Subject
Afghanistan - general keyword search (fiction/nonfiction)
Afghanistan - History
Afghanistan - Videos (DVD/VHS)
Afghanistan - War


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Research Databases

Available at the library and to members of Thrall at home:
Biography in Context
Available to members of Middletown Thrall Library. Tip: After logging in, search for Hamid Karzai or other names related to your research.
CountryWatch
Available to members of Middletown Thrall Library. Tip: After logging in, select "Afghanistan" in the "Quick Link" (lower-middle left of page).
Full Text Articles from Newspapers, Encyclopedias, and More
Tip: Try Expanded Academic ASAP and MasterFILE Premier for journal/newspaper articles and abstracts. For various perspectives and arguments (pro/con), try Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (do a Basic Search for Afghanistan).
Virtual Reference Library: Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
You will find Afghanistan in Vol. 4: Asia and Oceania after you log in.


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