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June 16, 2011

Democracy
Khalilzad: Democracy Promotion in Egypt, Syria Highest Priority

Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, discusses democracy promotion in the Middle East following the Arab Spring with Mark Lagon, Adjunct Senior …

November 3, 2009

Elections and Voting
Karzai’s Moment of Opportunity

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad says the Obama administration must determine how to use its leverage to help shape a competent government in Kabul.

January 7, 2019

Conflict Prevention
The Top Conflicts to Watch in 2019: Afghanistan

This year, increased violence and instability in Afghanistan was included as a top tier priority in the Center for Preventive Action’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey.

ANA soldier stands guard.

December 7, 2018

Mexico
Global Conflict This Week: Mexico's New Security Plan

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

AMLO gestures during inauguration ceremony

October 19, 2018

Afghanistan
Global Conflict This Week: Elections Delayed in Kandahar Province

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Afghan policeman guards checkpoint, Kabul.

September 14, 2018

Afghanistan
Overcoming the Prisoner’s Dilemma to Reach Peace in Afghanistan

Furthering the peace process in Afghanistan will require overcoming a quintessential prisoner’s dilemma between the core parties to the conflict. 

Zalmay Khalilzad at United Nations headquarters in 2008

May 24, 2017

Donald Trump
Afghanistan, Fifteen and a Half Years Later

Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on Afghanistan…

Podcast U.S. secretary of defense James Mattis is greeted by Presidential Palace staff in Kabul, Afghanistan as he prepares to meet Afghan president Ashraf Ghani in April 2017.

February 23, 2006

Iraq
Iran’s Goals in Iraq

Iran continues to raise concerns in Washington that it is intent on destabilizing postwar Iraq. Most recently, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad accused Iran of meddling in Iraqi affairs by financing …

March 9, 2007

Iran
Timeline: U.S.-Iran Contacts

Since cutting ties in 1979, U.S.-Iran dialogue has been sparse and largely fruitless.

March 30, 2009

Afghanistan
Iran and the Future of Afghanistan

U.S. and Western military officials are calling on Iran to help stabilize Afghanistan, but historic tensions and allegations of arming militants raise doubts about Tehran’s intent.