Will Mullah Omar's Death Change the Taliban?
August 03, 2015
Will Mullah Omar's Death Change the Taliban?
Anand Gopal, a veteran journalist who embedded with the Taliban, speaks with The Diplomat about Mullah Omar's death.
Will Mullah Omar's Death Change the Taliban?
A Turning Point: Mullah Omar's Demise and the Future of the Taliban
August 02, 2015
A Turning Point: Mullah Omar's Demise and the Future of the Taliban
Make no mistake: Mullah Omar's death may upend the entire militant landscape in Afghanistan.
A Turning Point: Mullah Omar's Demise and the Future of the Taliban
In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea
July 30, 2015
In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea
SIGAR’s latest quarterly report stresses conditionality in aid and highlights accuracy problems at USAID.
In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
July 30, 2015
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
Amrullah Saleh, the former head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS), discusses Mullah Omar's death.
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
Dead or Alive, Is Mullah Omar Still a Wanted Man?
July 30, 2015
Dead or Alive, Is Mullah Omar Still a Wanted Man?
The leader of the Afghan Taliban for over two decades, Mullah Omar, may finally be dead. Or not.
Dead or Alive, Is Mullah Omar Still a Wanted Man?
Is the Afghan Army Losing the War in Afghanistan?
July 22, 2015
Is the Afghan Army Losing the War in Afghanistan?
Halfway through the fighting season, Afghan security forces are struggling to hold their ground.
Is the Afghan Army Losing the War in Afghanistan?
Washington and Kabul Want a Joint Strategy Against ISIS in Afghanistan
July 21, 2015
Washington and Kabul Want a Joint Strategy Against ISIS in Afghanistan
Kabul and Washington are trying to nip the Islamic State in the bud in Afghanistan.
Washington and Kabul Want a Joint Strategy Against ISIS in Afghanistan
Turkmenistan Says Russia Hasn't Paid for Gas in 2015
July 11, 2015
Turkmenistan Says Russia Hasn't Paid for Gas in 2015
Kazakhstan has a press problem and other links.
Turkmenistan Says Russia Hasn't Paid for Gas in 2015
What Justice? Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences in Farkhunda Murder
July 09, 2015
What Justice? Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences in Farkhunda Murder
The U.S. spent over $1 billion since 2003 on rule of law programs in Afghanistan and has little to show for it.
What Justice? Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences in Farkhunda Murder
Afghanistan and The Stinger Myth
July 01, 2015
Afghanistan and The Stinger Myth
What actually forced the Soviets to withdraw from Afghanistan in 1989?
Afghanistan and The Stinger Myth
With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan
June 25, 2015
With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's precarious rapprochement with Pakistan is not paying dividends.
With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan
Why Afghanistan Needs Pakistan
June 22, 2015
Why Afghanistan Needs Pakistan
The Afghan President is reaching out to Pakistan. A former U.S. brigade commander thinks that’s a good thing.
Why Afghanistan Needs Pakistan
Was Double Government in Afghanistan a Folly?
June 18, 2015
Was Double Government in Afghanistan a Folly?
During and after the First Anglo-Afghan War, the British embarked on a hybrid form of colonialism, it didn't work.
Was Double Government in Afghanistan a Folly?
Why the Taliban Wants ISIS Out of Afghanistan
June 18, 2015
Why the Taliban Wants ISIS Out of Afghanistan
The Taliban want to make it clear for ISIS: Afghanistan's only big enough for one of them. And it's not ISIS.
Why the Taliban Wants ISIS Out of Afghanistan
Tajik Border Guards Held by Taliban To Be Released
June 16, 2015
Tajik Border Guards Held by Taliban To Be Released
Qatar has reportedly secured the release of four Tajik border guards kidnapped by the Taliban in December.
Tajik Border Guards Held by Taliban To Be Released
What is Life in the Aralkum Like?
June 13, 2015
What is Life in the Aralkum Like?
One great article and two podcasts you shouldn’t miss. Central Asia links.
What is Life in the Aralkum Like?
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