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Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar
August 17, 2017
Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar
The UAE’s attempt at moderating the Taliban through diplomacy ultimately fell short.
Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
August 15, 2017
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
Beset by the resurgent Taliban and internal political rifts, the NUG is struggling to survive.
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
June 10, 2017
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
Where are Pakistan and Afghanistan’s relations are headed after the peace conference in Kabul?
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400
May 31, 2017
Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400
Taliban denies involvement in the attack, which mostly killed civilians commuting.
Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
May 24, 2017
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
ISIS expansion and the Taliban's new regional allies; these are the urgent tasks the U.S. must address in its strategy.
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
May 18, 2017
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
Why have the Taliban been able to make inroads in northern Afghanistan?
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
What Does the Surrender of a Pakistani Taliban Spokesperson Really Mean?
April 28, 2017
What Does the Surrender of a Pakistani Taliban Spokesperson Really Mean?
Does Ehsanullah Ehsan's surrender portend major changes ahead for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan?
What Does the Surrender of a Pakistani Taliban Spokesperson Really Mean?
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
April 11, 2017
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Central Asian militants fight alongside the Taliban, which has been the target of Russia's "hybrid diplomacy."
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders
April 09, 2017
Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders
Unexplained wealth orders can be a positive start in the fight against corruption.
Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
March 30, 2017
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
The insurgent group claims to contest 167 more, many in southern, western and northern Afghanistan.
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?
March 11, 2017
All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?
What is happening on the border? It's decidedly more than nothing.
All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?
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
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