Cracks emerge in West-Kabul relations

Cracks emerge in West-Kabul relations

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- Cracks are emerging in the relationship between Kabul and the international community as leaders exchange vitriolic and personal accusations.

Karzai stalls; Eide, Galbraith duke it out

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Washington is moving forward with "very close consultations" with Kabul ahead of a Cabinet announcement as the U.N. spat in Afghanistan intensifies.

Report: Galbraith proposed ousting Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Peter Galbraith, a leading U.N. official in Afghanistan at the time of the presidential election, proposed replacing Hamid Karzai, The New York Times reported.
Eide forced out of Kabul, Galbraith says

Eide forced out of Kabul, Galbraith says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The planned departure of Kai Eide from his position as the top U.N. envoy to Afghanistan was involuntary, said his former deputy, Peter Galbraith.
Kai Eide leaving UNAMA

Kai Eide leaving UNAMA

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan Kai Eide called on U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to start looking for someone to take over his post, officials said.

Galbraith slams U.N. amid Afghan doubts

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The outcome of the presidential contest in Afghanistan casts serious doubts on U.N. credibility and NATO confidence, writes former U.N. envoy Peter Galbraith.

Galbraith tied to Kurdish oil

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Career U.S. diplomat Peter Galbraith said he was financially involved in energy companies doing business in Iraqi Kurdistan for the past five years.

Afghan official resigns over meddling

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A member of the U.N.-backed election watchdog in Afghanistan cited the meddling of foreign members on the panel as a factor in his decision to resign.

Eide acknowledges fraud in Afghan vote

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Fraud in the Aug. 20 presidential elections in Afghanistan was not limited to the south and southeast provinces, the top U.N. envoy said.

Afghan challenger asks for U.N. inquiry

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Amid allegations of widespread fraud, the main challenger in Afghanistan's presidential elections called for an inquiry Saturday into the United Nations' role.

U.N. deputy Afghan chief Galbraith fired

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Peter Galbraith, deputy United Nations special representative for Afghanistan, has been fired, U.N. sources said Wednesday.

U.N. officials split on voter fraud issue

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The deepening electoral crisis in Afghanistan spilled over into the U.N. mission there, resulting in the departure of its No. 2 official.

U.S. diplomat ordered out of Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. diplomat Peter Galbraith, a member of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan, has been ordered out the country by his boss, sources say.

Iraq Press Roundup

Shebab Al Iraq newspaper carried an editorial Thursday with the headline "The U.S. electoral contest and Iraq."
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

Washington Agenda-General

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Peter Galbraith

Peter Woodard Galbraith (born December 31, 1950) is an author, academic, commentator, policy advisor and former United States diplomat. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he helped uncover Saddam Hussein's gassing of the Kurds. From 1993 to 1998, he served as the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, where he was co-mediator and principal architect of the 1995 Erdut Agreement that ended the war in that country. From 2003 onwards, Galbraith acted as an advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq. As an author and commentator, he argued that Iraq has broken up and that the US occupation authorities should not try to build a strong central government over Kurdish objections. In 2009, Galbraith was appointed United Nations' Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan where he contributed to exposing the massive fraud that took place in the 2009 Afghanistan Presidential Elections.

Peter Galbraith is the son of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the leading economists of the 20th century, and Catherine (Kitty) Merriam Atwater and the brother of economist James K. Galbraith. After attending the Commonwealth School, he earned an A.B. degree from Harvard College, an M.A. from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is married to Tone Bringa, a Norwegian social anthropologist. They have two children together and live in Vermont.

Galbraith was a good friend of the twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, dating back to their student days at Harvard and Oxford Universities, and was instrumental in securing Bhutto's release from prison in Pakistan for a medical treatment abroad during the military dictatorship of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq.

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