Afghan President Condemns CIA's Use of 'Inhumane Torture'
December 12, 2014
Afghan President Condemns CIA's Use of 'Inhumane Torture'
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani joined a growing chorus of global leaders in condemning the United States' use of torture.
Afghan President Condemns CIA's Use of 'Inhumane Torture'
Afghan Government Lifts Ban on Night Raids
November 25, 2014
Afghan Government Lifts Ban on Night Raids
Night raids, an important but controversial tool in the fight against insurgents in Afghanistan, are back.
Afghan Government Lifts Ban on Night Raids
Philippines Announces $2 Billion Defense Expansion
November 20, 2014
Philippines Announces $2 Billion Defense Expansion
Plus, Chuck Hagel discusses the U.S. Offset Strategy, Japan plans BMD overhaul, and more. Mid-week links.
Philippines Announces $2 Billion Defense Expansion
Afghanistan Hit by Coordinated Multiple Bombings
November 11, 2014
Afghanistan Hit by Coordinated Multiple Bombings
A series of coordinated bombings suggests the Taliban is ramping up its attacks ahead of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Hit by Coordinated Multiple Bombings
India Appoints Full-Time Defense Minister
November 08, 2014
India Appoints Full-Time Defense Minister
Plus, China debuts Shenyang J-31, U.S. considers delays to Afghan withdrawal, and Koreans debate THAAD. Defense links.
India Appoints Full-Time Defense Minister
Why the US Will Welcome Chinese Influence in Afghanistan
November 07, 2014
Why the US Will Welcome Chinese Influence in Afghanistan
Does the United States care if Beijing ramps up its influence in Afghanistan? Probably not.
Why the US Will Welcome Chinese Influence in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Finally Prosecutes Rapes
November 01, 2014
Afghanistan Finally Prosecutes Rapes
In recent months, Afghanistan has started enforcing laws against rape and abuse.
Afghanistan Finally Prosecutes Rapes
US Marines, UK Forces End Combat Operations in Afghanistan
October 28, 2014
US Marines, UK Forces End Combat Operations in Afghanistan
After a 13 year presence in the country, U.S. Marines and U.K. forces ended their combat operations in Afghanistan.
US Marines, UK Forces End Combat Operations in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation at All-Time High
October 22, 2014
Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation at All-Time High
As U.S. and NATO troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, poppy cultivation reaches an all-time high.
Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation at All-Time High
Afghan Forces Capture Haqqani Leaders
October 17, 2014
Afghan Forces Capture Haqqani Leaders
Afghan forces captured the effective second-in-command and a key tactician of the Haqqani network.
Afghan Forces Capture Haqqani Leaders
America's Militarization of Trade
October 10, 2014
America's Militarization of Trade
In South Korea and elsewhere, the U.S. has offered security for trade.
America's Militarization of Trade
Is the Afghan Army Prepared for 2015?
October 08, 2014
Is the Afghan Army Prepared for 2015?
Plus, India and Pakistan trade fire, North and South Korea trade fire, and the future of U.S-India relations.
Is the Afghan Army Prepared for 2015?
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
September 13, 2014
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
China's ambitious goals for the SCO are helped by the imminent addition of three new members.
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Afghanistan Presidential Candidate: No 'Two-Headed' Government
September 12, 2014
Afghanistan Presidential Candidate: No 'Two-Headed' Government
Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani does not want a "two-headed government."
Afghanistan Presidential Candidate: No 'Two-Headed' Government
What Role Can India Play in Defusing Afghanistan's Election Crisis?
September 10, 2014
What Role Can India Play in Defusing Afghanistan's Election Crisis?
India's external affairs minister is in Kabul. Can she help defuse the electoral crisis in Afghanistan?
What Role Can India Play in Defusing Afghanistan's Election Crisis?
Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux
August 29, 2014
Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux
U.S. foreign policy will need to react flexibly and creatively to possible outcomes in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux
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