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Afghanistan and India's Cricket Diplomacy
June 20, 2018
Afghanistan and India's Cricket Diplomacy
What a recent Test Match tells us about Afghan-Indian relations.
Afghanistan and India's Cricket Diplomacy
Is China Bringing Peace to Afghanistan?
June 20, 2018
Is China Bringing Peace to Afghanistan?
China’s role in Afghanistan is undoubtedly growing. What does that mean for the peace process?
Is China Bringing Peace to Afghanistan?
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
June 15, 2018
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
Recent exchanges, and the involvement of China and the US, hints that this time may be different.
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
June 13, 2018
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
Much of the Taliban’s armory comes from American equipment given to the Afghan military and police.
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan on Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations
May 23, 2018
Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan on Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations
Pakistan's ambassador in Afghanistan talks about refugees, terrorism, and the border dispute.
Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan on Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations
Saudi Arabia's New Taliban Strategy
May 10, 2018
Saudi Arabia's New Taliban Strategy
By embracing a hardline anti-Taliban strategy, Saudi Arabia hopes to force the Taliban to abandon its military ambitions.
Saudi Arabia's New Taliban Strategy
A Battle of Several Fronts: Afghan Women in the Security Forces
April 30, 2018
A Battle of Several Fronts: Afghan Women in the Security Forces
Afghanistan can do more to bring women into the security forces, and the country will benefit greatly from doing so.
A Battle of Several Fronts: Afghan Women in the Security Forces
Afghan-Pakistani Cross-Border Terrorism Cuts Both Ways
April 09, 2018
Afghan-Pakistani Cross-Border Terrorism Cuts Both Ways
Exploring on-the-ground reports of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan presence in Afghanistan.
Afghan-Pakistani Cross-Border Terrorism Cuts Both Ways
Can Afghanistan Return to Its Pre-2014 Boom Time?
March 28, 2018
Can Afghanistan Return to Its Pre-2014 Boom Time?
The Afghan government will struggle to jump-start economic growth while political uncertainty is perhaps at its height.
Can Afghanistan Return to Its Pre-2014 Boom Time?
What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
January 02, 2018
What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
Afghanistan's capital is not even half as dangerous as everyone thinks.
What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
Kabul's Plan to Realize Afghanistan’s Geographic Dividend
December 05, 2017
Kabul's Plan to Realize Afghanistan’s Geographic Dividend
The Afghan government is working to turn the country's landlocked location into an asset.
Kabul's Plan to Realize Afghanistan’s Geographic Dividend
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
September 20, 2017
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
By hunkering down, the U.S. and Afghan governments hope to eventually bring the Taliban to the table.
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
September 14, 2017
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
The illegal drug trade is sabotaging peace in Afghanistan and Myanmar alike.
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
The Battle for the Afghan Border
August 04, 2017
The Battle for the Afghan Border
What do Afghanistan’s border guards see as the main obstacles to securing the frontier?
The Battle for the Afghan Border
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
July 19, 2017
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
A visit to Afghan opium fields challenges the notion that the Taliban controls the lucrative trade.
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
Decoding Afghan Security Forces' Failures
June 23, 2017
Decoding Afghan Security Forces' Failures
Afghanistan's woefully unprepared intelligence and security agencies are as much of a problem as cross-border terrorism.
Decoding Afghan Security Forces' Failures
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