Afghanistan’s Peace Talks: At a Geopolitical Crossroads
April 02, 2015
Afghanistan’s Peace Talks: At a Geopolitical Crossroads
With the U.S. refocusing its role in Afghanistan, China and Pakistan are leading the push for talks with the Taliban.
Afghanistan’s Peace Talks: At a Geopolitical Crossroads
With Military Parade, Pakistan Sends Message to India, Taliban
March 24, 2015
With Military Parade, Pakistan Sends Message to India, Taliban
Sino-Pakistani military tech was on display, though China's president was conspicuously absent.
With Military Parade, Pakistan Sends Message to India, Taliban
The Uncertain Fight Ahead for Afghanistan
March 18, 2015
The Uncertain Fight Ahead for Afghanistan
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter seemed impressed by Afghan troops in a recent visit to Kabul.
The Uncertain Fight Ahead for Afghanistan
Splinter Militant Groups Reunite with Taliban for 2015
March 16, 2015
Splinter Militant Groups Reunite with Taliban for 2015
It looks like the Pakistani Taliban are consolidating their presence across Pakistan's tribal belt.
Splinter Militant Groups Reunite with Taliban for 2015
Afghanistan Transfers Captured Uyghur Militants to China
February 24, 2015
Afghanistan Transfers Captured Uyghur Militants to China
The Afghan government is showing Beijing that it's serious about counter-terrorism cooperation.
Afghanistan Transfers Captured Uyghur Militants to China
Who's Negotiating With the Taliban Anyway?
February 20, 2015
Who's Negotiating With the Taliban Anyway?
Are peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban on the horizon?
Who's Negotiating With the Taliban Anyway?
Afghanistan's 'Complex' Insurgency
February 19, 2015
Afghanistan's 'Complex' Insurgency
The "Taliban" label no longer applies to a single, monolithic entity in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's 'Complex' Insurgency
Islamic State in Afghanistan: Start of a Turf War?
February 03, 2015
Islamic State in Afghanistan: Start of a Turf War?
Islamic State fighters have killed a Taliban commander in Afghanistan. Is a turf war afoot?
Islamic State in Afghanistan: Start of a Turf War?
Meet the 'Khorasan Shura': The Islamic State's Leaders for South Asia
January 29, 2015
Meet the 'Khorasan Shura': The Islamic State's Leaders for South Asia
The Islamic State unveils a council of leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan comprised of former TTP members.
Meet the 'Khorasan Shura': The Islamic State's Leaders for South Asia
Pakistan's Local Militants Show Weakness With Islamic State Allegiance
January 16, 2015
Pakistan's Local Militants Show Weakness With Islamic State Allegiance
Pakistan's militant groups are showing weakness by allowing the Islamic State to carry out operations on their turf.
Pakistan's Local Militants Show Weakness With Islamic State Allegiance
Taliban Reject Afghan Cabinet Positions
January 10, 2015
Taliban Reject Afghan Cabinet Positions
The new Afghan government offered cabinet positions to members of the Taliban, but the posts were refused.
Taliban Reject Afghan Cabinet Positions
2014 Deadliest Year for Afghan Civilians
January 06, 2015
2014 Deadliest Year for Afghan Civilians
2014 was the deadliest year for Afghan civilians since 2002.
2014 Deadliest Year for Afghan Civilians
Peshawar School Tragedy: Unconscionable Brutality
December 17, 2014
Peshawar School Tragedy: Unconscionable Brutality
The Pakistani Taliban carried out their most brutal attack against a civilian target in years.
Peshawar School Tragedy: Unconscionable Brutality
Can Kabul Handle its Growing Pains?
December 16, 2014
Can Kabul Handle its Growing Pains?
Plus, Taliban surges attacks, Imran Khan takes his protests to Lahore, and India bans Xiaomi. South Asia links.
Can Kabul Handle its Growing Pains?
Afghan Government Lifts Ban on Night Raids
November 25, 2014
Afghan Government Lifts Ban on Night Raids
Night raids, an important but controversial tool in the fight against insurgents in Afghanistan, are back.
Afghan Government Lifts Ban on Night Raids
Could China Broker Talks Between the Afghan Government and the Taliban?
November 12, 2014
Could China Broker Talks Between the Afghan Government and the Taliban?
China has submitted a proposal to the Afghan government that suggests it could broker reconciliation talks.
Could China Broker Talks Between the Afghan Government and the Taliban?
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