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Kabul's Dostum Problem
July 13, 2017
Kabul's Dostum Problem
Whether Dostum is convicted or not, there will be anger and accusations that the rule of law has been cheated.
Kabul's Dostum Problem
No Strategy, No Winning: McCain on Trump's Afghanistan Mess
July 11, 2017
No Strategy, No Winning: McCain on Trump's Afghanistan Mess
"And, you know, we all know what the problem is. It's in the White House."
No Strategy, No Winning: McCain on Trump's Afghanistan Mess
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
July 10, 2017
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
As usual, there’s plenty of official optimism.
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
How Afghanistan’s Public Procurement Reform Is Changing
July 08, 2017
How Afghanistan’s Public Procurement Reform Is Changing
What has changed, what has achieved and whose benefits are at stake?
How Afghanistan’s Public Procurement Reform Is Changing
Why Is Afghanistan the 'Graveyard of Empires'?
June 30, 2017
Why Is Afghanistan the 'Graveyard of Empires'?
A brief history of the empires that were broken in the Hindu Kush.
Why Is Afghanistan the 'Graveyard of Empires'?
Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion
June 27, 2017
Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion
The National Unity Government is plagued by systemic indifference to democratic demands.
Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion
Fashion Faux Pas: US Wasted Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms
June 22, 2017
Fashion Faux Pas: US Wasted Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms
Why choose a forest uniform for a mostly dry and beige country?
Fashion Faux Pas: US Wasted Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
June 15, 2017
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
What are the costs and benefits of having India and Pakistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
Can China Help Mediate Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
June 13, 2017
Can China Help Mediate Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
There's ample room for cynicism, but Beijing may just be able to pull Pakistan back to the table.
Can China Help Mediate Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Afghanistan's 'Kabul Process' Kicks Off Amid Regional Shifts
June 09, 2017
Afghanistan's 'Kabul Process' Kicks Off Amid Regional Shifts
A new Afghan-led and Afghan-owned inclusive peace process kicks off.
Afghanistan's 'Kabul Process' Kicks Off Amid Regional Shifts
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
June 03, 2017
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
Kazakhstan's slick promises; a controversy in Kyrgyzstan and a bad idea for Afghanistan; recommended reads.
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400
May 31, 2017
Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400
Taliban denies involvement in the attack, which mostly killed civilians commuting.
Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400
Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills
May 25, 2017
Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills
Practice makes perfect, right? Tajikistan and Russia to hold counterterror drills next week.
Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
May 24, 2017
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
ISIS expansion and the Taliban's new regional allies; these are the urgent tasks the U.S. must address in its strategy.
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
May 18, 2017
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
Why have the Taliban been able to make inroads in northern Afghanistan?
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
What Is the Status of Afghanistan's Deal With Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan?
April 24, 2017
What Is the Status of Afghanistan's Deal With Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan?
The Afghan government must implement its agreement with Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan.
What Is the Status of Afghanistan's Deal With Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan?
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