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The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
April 14, 2017
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bumped Afghanistan back into the U.S. news cycle, but what's next?
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
US Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS in Afghanistan
April 14, 2017
US Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS in Afghanistan
The U.S. Air Force has dropped one of its largest non-nuclear bombs ever built on an ISIS tunnel network in Afghanistan.
US Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS in Afghanistan
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
April 12, 2017
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
But as the projected operational date gets pushed back, the surveys may be progress for progress' sake.
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders
April 09, 2017
Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders
Unexplained wealth orders can be a positive start in the fight against corruption.
Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders
Reconciliation is the Only Path to Peace in Afghanistan
April 01, 2017
Reconciliation is the Only Path to Peace in Afghanistan
Afghanistan can have a bright future, but it has to start with political reconciliation.
Reconciliation is the Only Path to Peace in Afghanistan
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
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
March 14, 2017
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
The peace process in Afghanistan must be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned.
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?
March 11, 2017
All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?
What is happening on the border? It's decidedly more than nothing.
All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?
In Afghanistan, Hospitals Sit on the Front Lines of Conflict
March 07, 2017
In Afghanistan, Hospitals Sit on the Front Lines of Conflict
A new report finds Afghan government forces complicit in violence against hospitals and medical staff.
In Afghanistan, Hospitals Sit on the Front Lines of Conflict
Are Chinese Forces Conducting Patrols in Afghanistan?
February 27, 2017
Are Chinese Forces Conducting Patrols in Afghanistan?
China has denied reports that its military is conducting patrols across the border in Afghanistan.
Are Chinese Forces Conducting Patrols in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan Shouldn’t Start Counting TAPI Revenue Just Yet
February 24, 2017
Afghanistan Shouldn’t Start Counting TAPI Revenue Just Yet
Progress has been excruciatingly slow but the governments involved remain optimistic.
Afghanistan Shouldn’t Start Counting TAPI Revenue Just Yet
New Fault Lines Emerge in South Asia Around Afghanistan
February 22, 2017
New Fault Lines Emerge in South Asia Around Afghanistan
Russian-led multilateral initiatives on Afghanistan in the region highlight growing rifts.
New Fault Lines Emerge in South Asia Around Afghanistan
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
February 14, 2017
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
Moscow is aligning itself with the enemy of its enemy, the Taliban.
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
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
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