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Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
February 10, 2017
Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
The best reports on the Trump age in foreign policy and Asia, New START vacillations, and more. Weekly links.
Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
To Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan, Fix Procurement
February 02, 2017
To Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan, Fix Procurement
Few things are as unsexy as procurement, except perhaps the phrase “procurement reform.”
To Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan, Fix Procurement
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
January 25, 2017
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s failure to bring reform to its security apparatus is long overdue for a fix.
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
A Russian Volte Face on South Asia
January 23, 2017
A Russian Volte Face on South Asia
Has Russia changed its tune on Afghanistan and Pakistan for good?
A Russian Volte Face on South Asia
What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
January 12, 2017
What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
SIGAR sums up the challenge in Afghanistan well. Hopefully someone in the new administration pays attention.
What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
Taliban Target Afghan Parliament in Suicide Bombing
January 11, 2017
Taliban Target Afghan Parliament in Suicide Bombing
The rush-hour attack along Darulaman road included two blasts and early numbers indicate 30 killed, 80 injured.
Taliban Target Afghan Parliament in Suicide Bombing
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
January 06, 2017
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
How did the United States' foreign policy efforts in the Asia-Pacific pan out under the Obama administration?
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
January 04, 2017
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
A revealing interview with Putin's top envoy in Afghanistan suggests continued rapprochement with the Taliban.
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
December 29, 2016
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
2016 was a difficult year for Afghanistan and 2017 presents unique challenges.
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
Afghanistan's VP Accused of Torture and Sexual Abuse by Kidnapped Rival
December 15, 2016
Afghanistan's VP Accused of Torture and Sexual Abuse by Kidnapped Rival
Ishchi's allegations are serious and shocking; Kabul says it plans to investigate.
Afghanistan's VP Accused of Torture and Sexual Abuse by Kidnapped Rival
The Emerging India-Afghanistan Front Against Pakistan
December 07, 2016
The Emerging India-Afghanistan Front Against Pakistan
Evidence is gathering that India and Afghanistan will band together to counter Pakistan.
The Emerging India-Afghanistan Front Against Pakistan
Taliban Pledge to Protect Infrastructure Projects
December 01, 2016
Taliban Pledge to Protect Infrastructure Projects
The Taliban say they are "committed to safeguarding" national infrastructure projects like CASA-1000 and TAPI.
Taliban Pledge to Protect Infrastructure Projects
Power Struggle Continues Inside Afghan Government
November 29, 2016
Power Struggle Continues Inside Afghan Government
With all this politicking, it’s easy to see why Afghans and Afghanistan’s allies alike are frustrated and confused.
Power Struggle Continues Inside Afghan Government
Suicide Blast at Shia Mosque in Kabul Kills Over 30
November 21, 2016
Suicide Blast at Shia Mosque in Kabul Kills Over 30
The target and timing suggests the Islamic State's local affiliate is responsible, aiming to stoke sectarianism.
Suicide Blast at Shia Mosque in Kabul Kills Over 30
President Trump and the War in Afghanistan: What You Need to Know
November 21, 2016
President Trump and the War in Afghanistan: What You Need to Know
A situation report on the current terrain.
President Trump and the War in Afghanistan: What You Need to Know
What Afghans Expect From Donald Trump
November 21, 2016
What Afghans Expect From Donald Trump
President-elect Donald J. Trump must clarify his position on Afghanistan as soon as possible.
What Afghans Expect From Donald Trump
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