Kimberly Dozier is a TIME Contributor and Observer Research Foundation America Visiting Fellow.
Joe Biden's Botched Withdrawal
Biden's miscalculation could alter his presidency and weaken U.S. standing overseas. He supported the invasion, but he got elected on a platform of pulling troops outBy W.J. Hennigan August 16, 2021
Americans and Afghans Brace for the Siege of Kabul
As Taliban militants wrest control of Afghanistan by seizing one major city after another, Afghan leaders are scrambling to develop a strategy to defend the capital from the militants, while U.S. officials are taking steps...By Kimberly Dozier August 14, 2021
The Afghan Who Saved My Life May Make It Out. What About Everyone Else?
An Afghan I’ll call “Mohammed” saved my life, when he drove me into Afghanistan as Kabul was falling in 2001, after the September 11th attacks. He spirited me through a Taliban checkpoint between Jalalabad and...By Kimberly Dozier August 6, 2021
Biden Is Withdrawing U.S. Forces From Afghanistan. What Happens Now?
After nearly 20 years, more than 2,300 U.S. troops dead, hundreds of thousands of Afghans killed and trillions of dollars spent, Biden has decided the U.S. has seen enough of the war in AfghanistanBy Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Why Crown Prince MBS Wasn't Sanctioned for Khashoggi Killing
In newly declassified detail, the world can now read why the CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman dispatched the 15-man hit squad that killed and dismembered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018....By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Opening His First Foreign Policy Speech with a Dad Joke, 'Uncle Joe' Offers Battered State Staffers A Return to Normal
President Joe Biden started out his speech laying a new vision for America’s place in the world with a dad joke — or, rather, a granddad joke. He compared his own advanced age to that...By Kimberly Dozier February 5, 2021
Biden's Pledge of Normalcy Clashes with 'Strange Feeling' in a City Full of Troops
The reverend could hardly recognize the streets of Washington, DC, as he drove into town on Monday night, a draft of his Inaugural prayer tucked into a three-ring binder. The city looked more like a...By Simon Shuster April 30, 2021
A Possible Threat From the Inside at Inauguration
The deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has prompted U.S. security officials to think the unthinkable as they scramble to secure Washington ahead of next week’s Inauguration: that the enemy is already...By Kimberly Dozier January 14, 2021
Accusations of Racism, Bias Swirl Around Capitol Police
Former Capitol police chiefs are among those criticizing the response. 'It felt like a personal failure.'By Kimberly Dozier January 9, 2021
Incited by Trump, Supporters Storm Capitol
Seething with anger, mostly unmasked, Donald Trump’s supporters stormed and breached the U.S. CapitolBy Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Family Pleads for Detained 'Hotel Rwanda' Hero
Human rights officials and diplomats are also pushing the Rwandan regime to release Paul RusesabaginaBy Kimberly Dozier December 23, 2020
Cyber Experts Scramble to Assess Scope of 'Hack of a Decade'
The hackers exploited a little-known but widely used software program called OrionBy Kimberly Dozier December 20, 2020
Saudi Arabia Is Scrubbing Hate Speech from School Books. Why That's a Win for the Trump Administration
Students in Saudi Arabia, like so many around the world, have traded in-person classrooms for logging onto an app during the COVID-19 pandemic. But they’re also experiencing other major shifts in Saudi Arabia’s official, country-wide...By Kimberly Dozier December 17, 2020
Trump's Foreign Policy Leaves Behind Destruction for Biden
How Trump's disruptions could be Biden's opportunityBy Kimberly Dozier December 3, 2020
Trump Is Leaving Troops Behind in 'Forever Wars'
Despite his 2016 promises, Trump did not succeed in ending conflict in either Iraq or AfghanistanBy Kimberly Dozier November 19, 2020
How the World Is Reacting to the 2020 U.S. Election
An international audience waited anxiously along with Americans on Wednesday as the U.S. presidential poll results trickled in with no clear victor. While populist politicians in Europe rallied around incumbent President Donald Trump, those favoring...By Billy Perrigo April 30, 2021
The U.S. Capital Looks Like the Anxiety Americans Are Feeling on Election Day
Wall-to-wall plywood made a return to the streets of Washington, D.C. on the eve of Election Day, as did the thwap-thwap of police and other helicopters making arcs over neighborhoods near the White House. Businesses...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
‘I'm Expecting Chaos.' Diplomats and International Observers Brace for Election Day
Seasoned Polish diplomat Amb. Urszula Gacek is a veteran of hotly contested elections in places like Ukraine and Armenia. But observing the 2020 U.S. polls as chief of the U.S. mission from the Organization for...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Silence on Trump's Health Fuels Rumors Among Diplomats
Foreign diplomats are scrambling to figure out how the iconoclastic American President will cope with his COVID-19 diagnosis and hospitalization, chasing rumors from the ridiculous — that he might somehow put his daughter in charge...By Kimberly Dozier October 3, 2020
Trump vs. Biden: Facing Off on Taming a 'Rising China'
As President, Donald Trump has cast China as a global villain: a malevolent actor that all but launched a worldwide pandemic on an unsuspecting world, robbed Americans of their jobs and stole U.S. business secrets....By Kimberly Dozier November 4, 2020
‘You Bet Your Ass I've Got Regrets.’ As Election Day Nears, More of Trump’s Former Officials Are Speaking Out Against Him
Never in recent history have so many senior former U.S. officials publicly attacked the commander in chief they served, or the decisions he’s made, as the ranks lining up to say President Donald Trump put...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Why Biden Wants to Keep Special Ops in the Mideast
As the so-called Islamic State captured eastern Syria and marched across northern Iraq in the late summer of 2014, then-U.S. Special Forces Maj. Gen. Michael Nagata promised then President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe...By Kimberly Dozier September 23, 2020
'Benghazi Definitely Crossed Everyone’s Mind'
A December 2019 attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was a carefully orchestrated escalation of the shadow war between the U.S. and Iran. Here's the inside storyBy Kimberly Dozier September 5, 2020
Will Trump's Middle East Deal Deliver Election Boost?
For Evangelical voters who took a chance on President Donald Trump, and conservative Jewish voters who put their hopes in him, the White House announcement this week that the United Arab Emirates would normalize relations...By Kimberly Dozier August 17, 2020
Trump Administration Mulls Releasing Taliban Drug Kingpin in Push for Peace
In 2005, Taliban financier and Afghan drug lord Haji Bashir Noorzai flew from Dubai to New York City to strike a deal with American officials seeking peace with the Taliban. Or so he thought. It...By Kimberly Dozier August 13, 2020
10 Questions for ICC Chief Chile Eboe-Osuji
Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, president of the International Criminal Court, tells TIME that as far as he is aware, the Trump Administration has not yet acted on its June 11 threat to sanction members of the...By Kimberly Dozier July 6, 2020
Taliban Continues to Back Al-Qaeda, UN Report Says
The U.S. went to war in Afghanistan with one goal in mind: ridding the country of the threat of al-Qaeda just weeks after the group killed nearly 3,000 people in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now,...By Kimberly Dozier June 1, 2020
In DC, COVID-19 Hits African Americans Hard
It’s just past 7 a.m. as Tavis Clinton’s sanitation truck pulls to a stop in an alley in the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Petworth, its streets lined by aging rowhouses and the occasional glass-and-metal gentrified...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
American Hostages Left Behind in Afghanistan
Two American hostages still missing in Afghanistan underscore the limits of a troubled peace deal the U.S. signed with the Taliban, and the Trump Administration’s diminishing ability to bend the militants to American will as...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Aid Workers Warn COVID-19 Could Fuel Violence
Two fishing trawlers are crisscrossing the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, trying to find a country that will take in hundreds of Rohingya families fleeing Bangladesh’s refugee camps, who escaped ethnic cleansing in...By Kimberly Dozier April 29, 2020
U.S. Task Force Works to Bring Americans Home
On a normal day, U.S. Consular Agent Marian Han Nguyen’s duties in her sleepy one-woman office in Cusco, Peru, range from stamping passports to registering American babies. But when Lima announced it was closing Peru’s...By Kimberly Dozier April 21, 2020
Trump's WHO Funding Cut Is a Gift to Beijing
Cutting funding to the agency in the middle of a global pandemic, critics say, guarantees more sway by ChinaBy Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Ten Questions For ICRC’s Peter Maurer
As the western world battles deadly waves of coronavirus, the first cases have been reported in Syria where hundreds of thousands of refugees are crammed into makeshift camps and bombed-out houses near the Turkish border....By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
As Coronavirus Spreads, Washington's $1 Billion Aid Cut Couldn't Have Come at a Worse Time for Afghanistan
In Afghanistan’s western Herat province, Governor Abdul Quayom Rahimi is bracing for the worst. Last week, Rahimi recorded 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus in his region, all in Afghans who had crossed the border from...By Kimberly Dozier April 5, 2020
How Iran Sanctions Could Backfire On Trump
On a recent evening in Tehran, apartment dwellers on lockdown inside the city’s ubiquitous concrete tower blocks threw open their windows at 8pm, and serenaded each other with the national anthem. Across the world in...By Kimberly Dozier March 30, 2020
Officials Fight Criticism Over Cutting Global Health Staff
Anticipating the likely investigation into their handling of the coronavirus outbreak, current and former Trump Administration officials are starting to push back on widespread allegations that the Administration’s cuts to critical global health staffing and...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Veterans Have Mixed Feelings to U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal
Most veterans of the 18-year war in Afghanistan wouldn't have predicted this was how the fightback after the attacks of 9/11 would end: with the U.S. President calling the conflict a waste of American blood...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
The Trump Administration Has Put New Restrictions on Chinese Journalists in the U.S. Will It Work?
In an act of diplomatic reciprocity, the Trump administration is cutting the number of Chinese nationals allowed to work for Beijing's state-run media outlets in the U.S. by nearly half, citing China’s expulsion of three...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Secret Annexes, Backroom Deals: Can Zalmay Khalilzad Deliver Afghan Peace for Trump?
The best hope for an end to the 18-year war in Afghanistan may lie in a sumptuous conference room in Doha’s Diplomatic Club in Qatar. But there may be only one person who knows whether...By Kimberly Dozier / Washington and Doha, Qatar February 15, 2020
How Saudi Arabia Is Still Teaching Hate
In 2018, Saudi women took to the streets around the country, permitted to drive cars themselves for the first time. That same year, unrelated men and women were allowed to mix at a Formula-E car...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
A U.S. Plane Crashed in Afghanistan. Why So Many Believed a CIA Chief Was On It.
The wreckage of a U.S. military plane that crashed and burned in a snowy mountainous region in Afghanistan on Monday was still fresh when Iranian state TV ran a story claiming a top CIA officer...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Hundreds of Thousands of Protesters March in Iraq Amidst Growing Anti-U.S. Sentiment
Up to half-a-million Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad on FridayBy Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Lost in the Fog of War?
If Iranian anti-aircraft missiles took down a Ukrainian jetliner this week, as U.S. intelligence suggests, the 176 people killed on-board have become the latest victims claimed in the fog of war. Ukraine International Airlines Flight...By W.J. Hennigan April 30, 2021
After Retaliation, Iran Conflict Returns to the Shadows
The U.S. and Iran have avoided open war, but the conditions on the ground remain as volatile as everBy Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Iraq PM Mulls Delay in U.S. Pullout
Since Friday, when the U.S. killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani near Iraq’s only international airport, Baghdad and Washington have, on the outside, remained locked in a bitter diplomatic feud. Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday that...By Kimberly Dozier April 30, 2021
Iraqi Parliament Pushes for U.S. Withdrawal
The move is largely symbolicBy W.J. Hennigan April 30, 2021
Iran Has Vowed Revenge Against the U.S. for Killing Qasem Soleimani. Here's What May Happen Next
The death of a man considered a hero by millions is a tectonic event that carries unknown consequences for Washington and Tehran and risks igniting a wider conflict that could engulf the Middle East.By W.J. Hennigan April 30, 2021
Will Trump Close the Deal to End Afghanistan's Long War?
President Donald Trump had barely been in Afghanistan for a few hours on Nov. 28 when he made three bold declarations. In coming days, Trump said, the Taliban would stop their attacks and stalled peace...By Kimberly Dozier December 6, 2019
Trump Sanctions Turkey in Attempt to Contain Chaos
President Donald Trump announced Monday his intention to level economic sanctions, hike tariffs and halt trade negotiations with Turkey as a result of its military incursion against U.S.-aligned Kurdish forces in northern Syria. "I will...By W.J. Hennigan April 30, 2021
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