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The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
April 10, 2017
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
Regional rivalries involving Pakistan, India, Russia, and China complicate an already dire security situation.
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
The Taliban's New Plan for Capturing Kunduz
March 28, 2017
The Taliban's New Plan for Capturing Kunduz
The Taliban seem determined to upgrade their strategy from 2016, posing a continued threat to provincial capitals.
The Taliban's New Plan for Capturing Kunduz
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the 'Good Taliban'
March 10, 2017
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the 'Good Taliban'
Pakistan believes Afghanistan is harboring terrorists that conduct cross-border attacks; Kabul says the same.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the 'Good Taliban'
The Women in Afghanistan’s Moral Prisons
March 08, 2017
The Women in Afghanistan’s Moral Prisons
Sex before marriage, fleeing abuse, even being raped could land a woman in one of Afghanistan's moral prisons.
The Women in Afghanistan’s Moral Prisons
Afghanistan's Militias: The Enemy Within?
January 04, 2017
Afghanistan's Militias: The Enemy Within?
Local militias may be allied with the state now, but historically they have posed dangers to the central government.
Afghanistan's Militias: The Enemy Within?
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
January 03, 2017
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
How are the Taliban and Kabul faring in their diplomatic tug-of-war over Afghanistan's neighbors?
The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
December 16, 2016
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
Kabul's foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition.
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
The Schools of the Taliban
November 03, 2016
The Schools of the Taliban
In areas under Taliban control, schools are being reshaped to fit the Taliban agenda.
The Schools of the Taliban
Here Come the Taliban Drones
November 02, 2016
Here Come the Taliban Drones
For the first time ever, the Taliban used an off-the-shelf drone to record a suicide attack.
Here Come the Taliban Drones
Does More Aid Mean More Corruption in Afghanistan? 
September 30, 2016
Does More Aid Mean More Corruption in Afghanistan? 
Looking ahead to the Brussels conference, and back to the Kabul Bank scandal.
Does More Aid Mean More Corruption in Afghanistan? 
Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?
September 15, 2016
Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?
When locals take their defense into their own hands, what does that mean for Afghanistan's central government?
Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?
The Taliban's Latest Battlefield: Social Media
September 08, 2016
The Taliban's Latest Battlefield: Social Media
The Taliban has drastically ramped up its presence on services like Twitter and WhatsApp in the past few years.
The Taliban's Latest Battlefield: Social Media
Longing to Belong: Afghan Sikhs and Hindus in India
August 19, 2016
Longing to Belong: Afghan Sikhs and Hindus in India
For decades, a lack of legal status has left Afghanistan's persecuted religious minorities without a home.
Longing to Belong: Afghan Sikhs and Hindus in India
Speaking to an Afghan Disciple of the Caliphate
July 28, 2016
Speaking to an Afghan Disciple of the Caliphate
An interview with a commander of the self-declared Islamic State in Afghanistan
Speaking to an Afghan Disciple of the Caliphate
Digging for Mines in Afghanistan
March 22, 2016
Digging for Mines in Afghanistan
International efforts are slowly bringing hope to an otherwise grim situation.
Digging for Mines in Afghanistan
What Happened to ISIS’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Province?
February 02, 2016
What Happened to ISIS’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Province?
A year after its founding, the Islamic State’s Khurasan province remains a notional entity.
What Happened to ISIS’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Province?
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