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
Afghan Parliament Goes on a Firing Spree
November 15, 2016
Afghan Parliament Goes on a Firing Spree
A government with legitimacy crisis, a parliament with a grudge, and headless ministries are a recipe for disaster.
Afghan Parliament Goes on a Firing Spree
Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan
November 03, 2016
Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan
A factionalized Taliban adds another dynamic to a complicated peace process in Afghanistan.
Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan
Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support
October 29, 2016
Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support
Women’s lives remain difficult in Afghanistan; security and corruption stand as major impediments to progress.
Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support
How Opium Fuels the Taliban’s War Machine in Afghanistan
October 28, 2016
How Opium Fuels the Taliban’s War Machine in Afghanistan
There can be no victory over the insurgency unless narcotics are brought into the war agenda in Afghanistan.
How Opium Fuels the Taliban’s War Machine in Afghanistan
Tracing the Quran's Journey
October 25, 2016
Tracing the Quran's Journey
A major exhibit in Washington, D.C., showcases the world's many Qurans.
Tracing the Quran's Journey
What is the Leading Cause of Snow Leopard Killings?
October 25, 2016
What is the Leading Cause of Snow Leopard Killings?
Experts say more than 50 percent of snow leopard killings are retaliation for attacks on livestock.
What is the Leading Cause of Snow Leopard Killings?
NATO Trains Afghan Tactical Air Controllers as Civilian Casualties Rise
October 22, 2016
NATO Trains Afghan Tactical Air Controllers as Civilian Casualties Rise
NATO and Afghan forces continue to adapt to capability and capacity gaps.
NATO Trains Afghan Tactical Air Controllers as Civilian Casualties Rise
Let’s Not Forget Afghanistan’s Internally Displaced Persons
October 21, 2016
Let’s Not Forget Afghanistan’s Internally Displaced Persons
Most IDPs, like refugees, need protection from ongoing conflicts and deserve to live free from the fear of persecution.
Let’s Not Forget Afghanistan’s Internally Displaced Persons
Will the Olive Branch With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Bring Peace in Afghanistan?
October 13, 2016
Will the Olive Branch With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Bring Peace in Afghanistan?
The peace deal with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is an achievement to Ghani's credit, but will it change the Taliban's thinking?
Will the Olive Branch With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Bring Peace in Afghanistan?
Peace Deal: A Zero-Sum Game for Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar
October 12, 2016
Peace Deal: A Zero-Sum Game for Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar
Hekmatyar’s presence in Kabul may help create political space for Pakistan
Peace Deal: A Zero-Sum Game for Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar
Afghan Forces Struggle to Hold the Line
October 07, 2016
Afghan Forces Struggle to Hold the Line
Major Afghan cities are currently surrounded and under assault by the Taliban forces.
Afghan Forces Struggle to Hold the Line
Why Is Pakistan Expelling Afghan Refugees?
October 07, 2016
Why Is Pakistan Expelling Afghan Refugees?
The "reverse exodus" of Afghan refugees will destroy another generation of Afghans.
Why Is Pakistan Expelling Afghan Refugees?
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