So, When Can We Expect a US-Afghanistan Security Agreement?
September 25, 2014
So, When Can We Expect a US-Afghanistan Security Agreement?
After a year of delay, the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) will finally be signed.
So, When Can We Expect a US-Afghanistan Security Agreement?
Afghan Stability: New Equations
April 09, 2014
Afghan Stability: New Equations
With the NATO drawdown, Afghanistan’s neighbors will have a growing role to play in the country’s stability.
Afghan Stability: New Equations
How Ukraine Spillover Could Complicate the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
March 06, 2014
How Ukraine Spillover Could Complicate the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
Putin has an ace up his sleeve: shutting down the Northern Distribution Network.
How Ukraine Spillover Could Complicate the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
The Afghan Army: Taking a Beating
February 22, 2013
The Afghan Army: Taking a Beating
Afghan casualties are on the rise as the United States and NATO shift their mission.
The Afghan Army: Taking a Beating
Airpower: Karzai’s Ace in the Hole
February 21, 2013
Airpower: Karzai’s Ace in the Hole
Despite recent actions by President Karzai airpower remains one of the government’s clear advantages over the Taliban.
Airpower: Karzai’s Ace in the Hole
America’s Post-2014 Afghanistan Game Plan
January 05, 2013
America’s Post-2014 Afghanistan Game Plan
Presidents Obama and Karzai are both likely to endorse a lean American presence when they meet next week.
America’s Post-2014 Afghanistan Game Plan
Afghanistan: Why America's Longest War is NOT a Campaign Issue
October 19, 2012
Afghanistan: Why America's Longest War is NOT a Campaign Issue
U.S. forces are drawing down in Afghanistan and concluding the longest war in its history. Why is such an important issue being forgotten?
Afghanistan: Why America's Longest War is NOT a Campaign Issue
Russia and India: Brothers in Arms Against Terrorism?
October 15, 2012
Russia and India: Brothers in Arms Against Terrorism?
“Thousands of terrorists and fundamentalists will seek refuge in Afghanistan…”
Russia and India: Brothers in Arms Against Terrorism?
Afghanistan's
October 02, 2012
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Attacks on coalition troops by members of Afghan security forces endanger partnering programs and point to grave cultural misunderstandings.
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
September 06, 2012
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
An incident in Kunar illustrates how NATO’s confused approach to counterinsurgency in Afghanistan is failing to meet its objectives.
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
Another Blow to Afghan Stability
August 23, 2012
Another Blow to Afghan Stability
Indigenous security forces suffered another setback this month when Parliament ousted two key ministers.
Another Blow to Afghan Stability
Why China Should Do More In Afghanistan
August 01, 2012
Why China Should Do More In Afghanistan
While nations like Japan pour money into development aid, Beijing has largely stayed on the sidelines.
Why China Should Do More In Afghanistan
Returning to Kabul
May 11, 2012
Returning to Kabul
Going to Kabul always prompts mixed emotions. Security is tight as always, and streets are busier than ever.
Returning to Kabul
Taliban Targets Local Police
April 09, 2012
Taliban Targets Local Police
The U.S. military is pinning its hopes on the “Afghan Local Police.” The Taliban has started to notice as well.
Taliban Targets Local Police
Another Afghan Police Victory?
March 14, 2012
Another Afghan Police Victory?
A new Afghan commando-style unit has scored another success. But it still relies on help from ISAF.
Another Afghan Police Victory?
Afghanistan's Big Victim: Trust
March 12, 2012
Afghanistan's Big Victim: Trust
The killing at the weekend of 16 civilians by a lone U.S. soldier will have further undermined public trust.
Afghanistan's Big Victim: Trust
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