Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
April 05, 2014
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
In the election run-up, the Taliban has increasingly set the agenda in the region with a spate of high-profile attacks.
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
People in Afghanistan Ready to Defy the Taliban and Vote
April 04, 2014
People in Afghanistan Ready to Defy the Taliban and Vote
The Diplomat's correspondent Sanjay Kumar reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.
People in Afghanistan Ready to Defy the Taliban and Vote
4 Reasons Elections Won't Fix Afghanistan
April 03, 2014
4 Reasons Elections Won't Fix Afghanistan
Saturday’s election may be critical, but Afghanistan isn’t about to become a stable state anytime soon.
4 Reasons Elections Won't Fix Afghanistan
Taliban Ramp Up Violence Ahead of Afghan Election
March 26, 2014
Taliban Ramp Up Violence Ahead of Afghan Election
A group of Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Afghanistan's Independent Electoral Commission in Kabul.
Taliban Ramp Up Violence Ahead of Afghan Election
The Taliban’s Unity of Purpose
March 14, 2014
The Taliban’s Unity of Purpose
A lack of harmony between Pakistan and Afghanistan supports the militants’ unity of purpose.
The Taliban’s Unity of Purpose
The Dream of Peace in Afghanistan
March 11, 2014
The Dream of Peace in Afghanistan
With a new era about to begin, the international community must help Afghanistan find peace.
The Dream of Peace in Afghanistan
Taliban Talks: Negotiating With an Undisciplined Foe
March 04, 2014
Taliban Talks: Negotiating With an Undisciplined Foe
The Taliban doesn't have the ability to control itself, undermining any attempts at negotiation and reconciliation.
Taliban Talks: Negotiating With an Undisciplined Foe
US Downscales Use Of Drones In Pakistan
February 11, 2014
US Downscales Use Of Drones In Pakistan
The U.S. will be changing its drone posture in Pakistan. Is this an attempt to repair the relationship?
US Downscales Use Of Drones In Pakistan
Talking To The Taliban: A Futile Pursuit?
February 07, 2014
Talking To The Taliban: A Futile Pursuit?
Is the Pakistani government speaking to the Taliban a positive development or a waste of time?
Talking To The Taliban: A Futile Pursuit?
Karzai's Taliban Backchannel: A Wild Goose Chase
February 05, 2014
Karzai's Taliban Backchannel: A Wild Goose Chase
Hamid Karzai stalled the Bilateral Security Agreement because of ongoing secret negotiations with the Taliban.
Karzai's Taliban Backchannel: A Wild Goose Chase
Death of a Restaurant or of Hope in Kabul?
January 31, 2014
Death of a Restaurant or of Hope in Kabul?
A bombing at a restaurant in Kabul speaks volumes about Afghanistan's future.
Death of a Restaurant or of Hope in Kabul?
Considering Kashmir: A Radical Possibility
January 14, 2014
Considering Kashmir: A Radical Possibility
Despite regional concerns, stability in Kashmir remains contingent on local realities.
Considering Kashmir: A Radical Possibility
Robert Gates: Pakistan 'Really No Ally At All'
January 10, 2014
Robert Gates: Pakistan 'Really No Ally At All'
Robert Gates doesn't trust Pakistan and neither should the United States.
Robert Gates: Pakistan 'Really No Ally At All'
India to Procure Israeli Barak-I Missiles
January 01, 2014
India to Procure Israeli Barak-I Missiles
A few defense and security links to round off 2013. Happy New Year!
India to Procure Israeli Barak-I Missiles
Pakistan Army Operation in North Waziristan Kills Dozens
December 24, 2013
Pakistan Army Operation in North Waziristan Kills Dozens
The Diplomat's Kiran Nazish reports from Peshawar, Pakistan.
Pakistan Army Operation in North Waziristan Kills Dozens
Abdul Hakim Mujahid
December 12, 2013
Abdul Hakim Mujahid
The Diplomat’s Sanjay Kumar spoke with Abdul Hakim Mujahid, former Taliban representative to the UN and now deputy chair of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, about the past, present and future of his country.
Abdul Hakim Mujahid
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