Afghanistan, Between India and Pakistan
August 19, 2016
Afghanistan, Between India and Pakistan
Has the time come for Pakistan to put an end to its security dilemma with India?
Afghanistan, Between India and Pakistan
The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban
August 11, 2016
The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban
Helmand, the nexus of opium production in Afghanistan, may fall entirely into the Taliban's hands.
The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban
Is China Bringing its South China Sea Tactics to the East China Sea?
August 11, 2016
Is China Bringing its South China Sea Tactics to the East China Sea?
Plus, PACOM's top man speaks, India and nuclear testing, Afghanistan's sturggle in Helmand, and more. Links.
Is China Bringing its South China Sea Tactics to the East China Sea?
It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016
July 07, 2016
It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016
The number represents a modest decrease from current levels, but an increase over the planned 5,500.
It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's Troubling Links to Extremist Financing
July 01, 2016
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's Troubling Links to Extremist Financing
Is Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf funding extremist religious schools?
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's Troubling Links to Extremist Financing
The Torkham Incident: Why Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchanged Fire
June 21, 2016
The Torkham Incident: Why Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchanged Fire
The tensions that led to an explosion of hostilities across the Afghan-Pakistan border have been long simmering.
The Torkham Incident: Why Afghanistan and Pakistan Exchanged Fire
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, Resulting in Regional Isolation
June 15, 2016
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, Resulting in Regional Isolation
Pakistan's regional isolation can't be in its long-term national self-interest.
Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, Resulting in Regional Isolation
US Troops Have New Powers in Afghanistan. What Exactly Does That Mean?
June 14, 2016
US Troops Have New Powers in Afghanistan. What Exactly Does That Mean?
It's unclear what changes the Obama administration just implemented for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
US Troops Have New Powers in Afghanistan. What Exactly Does That Mean?
Haibatullah Akhundzada and the Resurgence of the Taliban
June 04, 2016
Haibatullah Akhundzada and the Resurgence of the Taliban
Who is Haibatullah Akhundzada and what does he mean for the years-long insurgency in Afghanistan?
Haibatullah Akhundzada and the Resurgence of the Taliban
In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
June 01, 2016
In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
With the Taliban leadership in transition, now is the time for the Afghan government to go on the offensive.
In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
Pakistan’s Way of Fighting Militancy: Wait Until the War Comes Home
June 01, 2016
Pakistan’s Way of Fighting Militancy: Wait Until the War Comes Home
The state’s policy of allowing fundamentalist groups to operate and preach freely in the country has radicalized Pakistani society.
Pakistan’s Way of Fighting Militancy: Wait Until the War Comes Home
5 Reasons Why Helmand Matters to the Taliban
May 31, 2016
5 Reasons Why Helmand Matters to the Taliban
Will Kabul be able to thwart the Taliban from taking control of Helmand?
5 Reasons Why Helmand Matters to the Taliban
Peace With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A Blessing or a Curse?
May 27, 2016
Peace With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A Blessing or a Curse?
By making peace with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is the Afghan National Unity Government inviting future troubles?
Peace With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A Blessing or a Curse?
Afghanistan’s Growing Unrest: Implications for India’s Security
May 26, 2016
Afghanistan’s Growing Unrest: Implications for India’s Security
"India cannot be a spectator as chaos ensues in Afghanistan, for it will not be safe from the spillover."
Afghanistan’s Growing Unrest: Implications for India’s Security
Taliban Announce New Leader After Mullah Mansour's Death
May 25, 2016
Taliban Announce New Leader After Mullah Mansour's Death
Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada will succeed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the Taliban's leader.
Taliban Announce New Leader After Mullah Mansour's Death
Revealed: How US Drones Found Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour
May 25, 2016
Revealed: How US Drones Found Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour
The strike against Mansour was the result of carefully cultivated human and signals intelligence in Balochistan.
Revealed: How US Drones Found Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour
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