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The 5 Wars in Afghanistan
June 27, 2017
The 5 Wars in Afghanistan
U.S. policymakers are oblivious to the fact that Afghanistan is home to not one but five distinct conflicts.
The 5 Wars in Afghanistan
Decoding Afghan Security Forces' Failures
June 23, 2017
Decoding Afghan Security Forces' Failures
Afghanistan's woefully unprepared intelligence and security agencies are as much of a problem as cross-border terrorism.
Decoding Afghan Security Forces' Failures
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
June 23, 2017
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
16 years later, the original rationale for the war on Afghanistan still holds true.
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
June 21, 2017
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
Without China's buy-in, any attempt to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan is doomed.
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
Can China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Work Together?
June 07, 2017
Can China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Work Together?
Trilateral cooperation could hold the key to stabilizing the region.
Can China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Work Together?
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
May 09, 2017
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
A shared willingness to embrace the Taliban, plus suspicions about the U.S. role, bring Moscow and Islamabad together.
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
Why Afghanistan Should Join CPEC
May 05, 2017
Why Afghanistan Should Join CPEC
Trilateral cooperation between Afghanistan, China, and Pakistan on the Belt and Road would benefit all three states.
Why Afghanistan Should Join CPEC
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
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
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