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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
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
December 29, 2016
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
2016 was a difficult year for Afghanistan and 2017 presents unique challenges.
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
Pentagon Metrics on Afghan War are Useless
October 12, 2016
Pentagon Metrics on Afghan War are Useless
The U.S. strategy focused on population centers ignores historical realities of Afghan’s counterrevolutionary history.
Pentagon Metrics on Afghan War are Useless
Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
October 11, 2016
Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
Afghan security forces have been struggling to push the Taliban out of Kunduz city.
Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
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
Kunduz Back in Government Control as Taliban Conduct Information Operations
October 04, 2016
Kunduz Back in Government Control as Taliban Conduct Information Operations
Afghan forces retook the city center of Kunduz on Tuesday after it was briefly taken by Taliban militants.
Kunduz Back in Government Control as Taliban Conduct Information Operations
Ghani’s Brussels Trip Overshadowed as Taliban Capture Kunduz Again
October 03, 2016
Ghani’s Brussels Trip Overshadowed as Taliban Capture Kunduz Again
The Taliban have launched yet another major assault on Kunduz.
Ghani’s Brussels Trip Overshadowed as Taliban Capture Kunduz Again
2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces
August 31, 2016
2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces
Why the fortress fiefdom effect is reducing the combat capabilities of Afghan forces.
2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces
Afghan Commandos: Afghanistan’s First, Last, and Best Line of Defense
August 23, 2016
Afghan Commandos: Afghanistan’s First, Last, and Best Line of Defense
Commandos are the country's best hope for staving off advances from the Taliban and ISIS.
Afghan Commandos: Afghanistan’s First, Last, and Best Line of Defense
The Problem With Afghanistan's Counterinsurgency
July 28, 2016
The Problem With Afghanistan's Counterinsurgency
Kabul is using a centralized approach to fight a decentralized insurgency.
The Problem With Afghanistan's Counterinsurgency
Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan
May 09, 2016
Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan
Details from the Pentagon's inquiry into the Battle for Kunduz in October 2015 highlight high combat involvement for U.S. forces.
Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan and Pakistan Return to the Blame Game After the Kabul Attacks
April 27, 2016
Afghanistan and Pakistan Return to the Blame Game After the Kabul Attacks
Afghanistan is playing the blame game with Pakistan once again. Islamabad and Kabul need to focus on the fight against terror.
Afghanistan and Pakistan Return to the Blame Game After the Kabul Attacks
Afghanistan: Lessons Learned for the 2016 Fighting Season
February 15, 2016
Afghanistan: Lessons Learned for the 2016 Fighting Season
The situation is not all bad, but Afghan forces need to learn the lessons of 2015.
Afghanistan: Lessons Learned for the 2016 Fighting Season
Afghanistan, Pakistan Lay Groundwork for Taliban Peace Talks in Early 2016
December 29, 2015
Afghanistan, Pakistan Lay Groundwork for Taliban Peace Talks in Early 2016
Pakistan's top general visited Afghanistan this weekend to discuss another round of peace talks with the Taliban.
Afghanistan, Pakistan Lay Groundwork for Taliban Peace Talks in Early 2016
A Conversation with a Survivor of the US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz
October 21, 2015
A Conversation with a Survivor of the US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar speaks with a survivor of the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
A Conversation with a Survivor of the US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz
Afghanistan: Fragile But Moving Forward
October 19, 2015
Afghanistan: Fragile But Moving Forward
Despite persistent challenges, there are reasons for cautious optimism.
Afghanistan: Fragile But Moving Forward
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