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Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
August 28, 2017
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
The United States is not working on a winning strategy in Afghanistan anymore.
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
The Blueprint for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
June 29, 2017
The Blueprint for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
Some practical steps the three countries can take to boost trilateral cooperation.
The Blueprint for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
The Real Key to Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy
June 23, 2017
The Real Key to Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy
The president and his team must remember one puzzle piece as they formulate their approach.
The Real Key to Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy
Can China Help Mediate Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
June 13, 2017
Can China Help Mediate Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
There's ample room for cynicism, but Beijing may just be able to pull Pakistan back to the table.
Can China Help Mediate Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
June 10, 2017
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
Where are Pakistan and Afghanistan’s relations are headed after the peace conference in Kabul?
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts
May 08, 2017
After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts
Pakistan claims to have killed 50 Afghan security personnel -- a claim strongly denied by Afghanistan.
After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts
A Counterproductive Afghan-Pakistan Border Closure
March 20, 2017
A Counterproductive Afghan-Pakistan Border Closure
The recent deterioration in relations benefits neither country.
A Counterproductive Afghan-Pakistan Border Closure
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
March 11, 2017
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
Historically, Kabul has had many different motives for engaging with Pakistani Pashtuns.
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
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'
Pakistan, Islamism, and the Fear of Afghan Nationalism 
March 03, 2017
Pakistan, Islamism, and the Fear of Afghan Nationalism 
Pakistan's long history of undermining Afghan and Pashtun nationalism and promoting pan-Islamism instead.
Pakistan, Islamism, and the Fear of Afghan Nationalism 
Pakistan and China: Don't Fear Chabahar Port
January 31, 2017
Pakistan and China: Don't Fear Chabahar Port
A closer look at what Iran's Chabahar port deal with India and Afghanistan really means for China and Pakistan's CPEC.
Pakistan and China: Don't Fear Chabahar Port
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
Afghanistan’s Water-Sharing Puzzle
November 11, 2016
Afghanistan’s Water-Sharing Puzzle
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran have a long history of conflict over scarce water resources.
Afghanistan’s Water-Sharing Puzzle
Why Is Pakistan Expelling Afghan Refugees?
October 07, 2016
Why Is Pakistan Expelling Afghan Refugees?
The "reverse exodus" of Afghan refugees will destroy another generation of Afghans.
Why Is Pakistan Expelling Afghan Refugees?
Civilians: The Ultimate Victims of the Af-Pak Proxy War
September 21, 2016
Civilians: The Ultimate Victims of the Af-Pak Proxy War
The blame game playing out between Afghanistan and Pakistan only benefits militants threatening both sides.
Civilians: The Ultimate Victims of the Af-Pak Proxy War
How Refugees Changed the Afghan-Pakistan Dynamic
September 15, 2016
How Refugees Changed the Afghan-Pakistan Dynamic
Afghanistan's soil yearns for the return of its refugees.
How Refugees Changed the Afghan-Pakistan Dynamic
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