Karzai Will Leave Office on September 2
August 26, 2014
Karzai Will Leave Office on September 2
Karzai declares that he'll leave office on September 2 to ramp up the pressure on Ghani and Abdullah.
Karzai Will Leave Office on September 2
Raghuram Rajan: Why Does India 'Tolerate the Venal Politician?'
August 22, 2014
Raghuram Rajan: Why Does India 'Tolerate the Venal Politician?'
Also, the Taliban ramps up its attacks, Sushma Swaraj talks Hindu identity and more. Friday links.
Raghuram Rajan: Why Does India 'Tolerate the Venal Politician?'
A Coup Is Brewing in Afghanistan
August 20, 2014
A Coup Is Brewing in Afghanistan
All signs suggest that Hamid Karzai is considering a coup to stay in power in Afghanistan.
A Coup Is Brewing in Afghanistan
US Major General Killed in Green-on-Blue Attack in Afghanistan
August 06, 2014
US Major General Killed in Green-on-Blue Attack in Afghanistan
The incident is the latest green-on-blue attack in Afghanistan.
US Major General Killed in Green-on-Blue Attack in Afghanistan
Why the US Spent More on Afghanistan Than on the Marshall Plan
August 02, 2014
Why the US Spent More on Afghanistan Than on the Marshall Plan
There are several reasons the U.S. has spent as much as it has in Afghanistan, to so little avail.
Why the US Spent More on Afghanistan Than on the Marshall Plan
The Haqqani Threat to the US-Pakistan Détente
July 31, 2014
The Haqqani Threat to the US-Pakistan Détente
America and Pakistan have seen relations improve in recent months. Unfortunately, the Haqqani network could derail this.
The Haqqani Threat to the US-Pakistan Détente
US Unable to Account for $626 Million Worth of Weapons in Afghanistan
July 30, 2014
US Unable to Account for $626 Million Worth of Weapons in Afghanistan
The U.S. Department of Defense cannot account for 747,000 weapons and auxiliary military equipment in Afghanistan.
US Unable to Account for $626 Million Worth of Weapons in Afghanistan
How Afghanistan Pulled Back From the Brink
July 17, 2014
How Afghanistan Pulled Back From the Brink
A new compromise gives Afghanistan the political chance it’s been lacking. Still, implementation will not be easy.
How Afghanistan Pulled Back From the Brink
Afghan Electoral Crisis Defused
July 15, 2014
Afghan Electoral Crisis Defused
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry succeeded in mediating between Afghanistan's two presidential candidates.
Afghan Electoral Crisis Defused
Pakistan Declares War on Haqqani Network
July 01, 2014
Pakistan Declares War on Haqqani Network
Pakistan has claimed it’s going after the Haqqani Network. But will it really?
Pakistan Declares War on Haqqani Network
Asia's Most Fragile States Are in South Asia
June 26, 2014
Asia's Most Fragile States Are in South Asia
The Fund for Peace's 2014 Fragile States Index (FSI) scores South Asian states poorly on state stability.
Asia's Most Fragile States Are in South Asia
Why Monarchies Are Still Relevant and Useful in the 21st Century
June 24, 2014
Why Monarchies Are Still Relevant and Useful in the 21st Century
Think monarchies are bad? Think again.
Why Monarchies Are Still Relevant and Useful in the 21st Century
Afghanistan’s 2014 Run-Off Election: An Observer’s Account
June 18, 2014
Afghanistan’s 2014 Run-Off Election: An Observer’s Account
An independent observer of the 2014 Afghan general elections offers his impressions of Afghanistan’s 2014 run-off vote.
Afghanistan’s 2014 Run-Off Election: An Observer’s Account
Russia Ends Arms Embargo Against Pakistan
June 04, 2014
Russia Ends Arms Embargo Against Pakistan
Although the decision will irk India, it is most likely related to the drawdown of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Russia Ends Arms Embargo Against Pakistan
The Strategic Logic of the US-Taliban Prisoner Swap Deal
June 03, 2014
The Strategic Logic of the US-Taliban Prisoner Swap Deal
Debates over the merits of the U.S.-Taliban prisoner swap agreement are missing the point.
The Strategic Logic of the US-Taliban Prisoner Swap Deal
Obama: 9,800 Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Post-2014
May 28, 2014
Obama: 9,800 Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Post-2014
The United States will keep just shy of 10,000 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
Obama: 9,800 Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Post-2014
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