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4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
February 14, 2017
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
Moscow is aligning itself with the enemy of its enemy, the Taliban.
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
January 25, 2017
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s failure to bring reform to its security apparatus is long overdue for a fix.
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
Taliban Target Afghan Parliament in Suicide Bombing
January 11, 2017
Taliban Target Afghan Parliament in Suicide Bombing
The rush-hour attack along Darulaman road included two blasts and early numbers indicate 30 killed, 80 injured.
Taliban Target Afghan Parliament in Suicide Bombing
Debunking the Rohingya-Taliban Link
January 07, 2017
Debunking the Rohingya-Taliban Link
Getting to the bottom of the Rohingya insurgency's alleged links to transnational terrorism.
Debunking the Rohingya-Taliban Link
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
Taliban Pledge to Protect Infrastructure Projects
December 01, 2016
Taliban Pledge to Protect Infrastructure Projects
The Taliban say they are "committed to safeguarding" national infrastructure projects like CASA-1000 and TAPI.
Taliban Pledge to Protect Infrastructure Projects
The 3 Big Challenges Facing Pakistan Next Army Chief
November 27, 2016
The 3 Big Challenges Facing Pakistan Next Army Chief
Pakistan’s next military chief faces a wide range of challenges on both the domestic and external fronts.  
The 3 Big Challenges Facing Pakistan Next Army Chief
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
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
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
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
Spoilers and Peace in Afghanistan: Negotiating With the Taliban
October 18, 2016
Spoilers and Peace in Afghanistan: Negotiating With the Taliban
The biggest potential spoiler for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is Pakistan.
Spoilers and Peace in Afghanistan: Negotiating With the Taliban
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?
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
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