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Why the Taliban Cannot Win the Afghan War
April 01, 2017
Why the Taliban Cannot Win the Afghan War
The group lacks one key asset: popular support from the Afghan people.
Why the Taliban Cannot Win the Afghan War
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
March 30, 2017
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
The insurgent group claims to contest 167 more, many in southern, western and northern Afghanistan.
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
Islamic State’s Khorasan Province, 2 Years on
January 26, 2017
Islamic State’s Khorasan Province, 2 Years on
Today marks the two-year anniversary of ISIS’s new front in Afghanistan. Can the group consider its venture a success?
Islamic State’s Khorasan Province, 2 Years on
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?
Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan
December 09, 2016
Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan
A recent survey shows that, while many problems persist in Afghanistan, there are some positive developments.
Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan
Since 9/11, Afghanistan Makes Progress Amid Violence
September 12, 2016
Since 9/11, Afghanistan Makes Progress Amid Violence
Afghanistan has made substantial progress in the past 15 years, but still needs the world's support.
Since 9/11, Afghanistan Makes Progress Amid Violence
The Economic Toll of Afghanistan's Refugee Crisis
August 26, 2016
The Economic Toll of Afghanistan's Refugee Crisis
A staggering number of migrants and IDPs negatively impact the macroeconomy of Afghanistan.
The Economic Toll of Afghanistan's Refugee Crisis
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
Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?
July 21, 2016
Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?
Can Afghan President Ashraf Ghani succeed in his ambitious vision for remaking the country?
Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?
Afghanistan’s Role in the Central Asia-South Asia Energy Projects
July 12, 2016
Afghanistan’s Role in the Central Asia-South Asia Energy Projects
A bevy of energy projects linking Central and South Asia could provide much-needed stability for Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s Role in the Central Asia-South Asia Energy Projects
The Rise of China-Afghanistan Security Relations
June 23, 2016
The Rise of China-Afghanistan Security Relations
Over the past two years, China-Afghan security cooperation has reached unprecedented levels.
The Rise of China-Afghanistan Security Relations
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan
April 25, 2016
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan
Putin is preparing for the worst-case scenario in Afghanistan.
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan
Afghanistan Needs Peace -- and Cash
March 16, 2016
Afghanistan Needs Peace -- and Cash
Afghanistan desperately needs continued support, which will be decided at two conferences later in 2016.
Afghanistan Needs Peace -- and Cash
Desperation Rules Afghanistan
December 10, 2015
Desperation Rules Afghanistan
Young Afghans are being forced to flee the country in search of a better life.
Desperation Rules Afghanistan
Turkmenistan Gears Up to Break Ground on TAPI
December 10, 2015
Turkmenistan Gears Up to Break Ground on TAPI
But first, let’s talk about security and diversification.
Turkmenistan Gears Up to Break Ground on TAPI
Can the Counterinsurgency Doctrine Be Saved?
November 03, 2015
Can the Counterinsurgency Doctrine Be Saved?
After failures in Afghanistan and Iraq, it's time for a new understanding of counterinsurgency.
Can the Counterinsurgency Doctrine Be Saved?
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