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Afghanistan’s Other War
June 04, 2019
Afghanistan’s Other War
In Kabul, the war on crime is becoming just as pressing – and as endless – as the war on terror.
Afghanistan’s Other War
India in Afghanistan After the Soviet Withdrawal
May 14, 2019
India in Afghanistan After the Soviet Withdrawal
India’s tough experience in post-1989 Afghanistan could hold lessons for weathering a U.S. troop withdrawal.
India in Afghanistan After the Soviet Withdrawal
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
May 14, 2019
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
An opaque offshoot of the self-declared Islamic State in one Afghan province displaced thousands of civilians.
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
April 23, 2019
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
Peace talks are predicated on the notion that the Taliban have fundamentally changed. They haven't.
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
April 18, 2019
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
April 15, 2019
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
As Doha gears up for another round of Taliban talks, hope and despair are both in the air.
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
The Afghan National Unity Government’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan: Part 2
April 12, 2019
The Afghan National Unity Government’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan: Part 2
The NUG has seen more success than its predecessors in appealing to China – largely thanks to the Belt and Road.
The Afghan National Unity Government’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan: Part 2
Afghanistan’s Most Vulnerable Women
April 09, 2019
Afghanistan’s Most Vulnerable Women
In the hidden world of Kuchi nomads, women are denied education, raped, and exchanged for water.
Afghanistan’s Most Vulnerable Women
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
March 19, 2019
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
Concerns are growing that Afghanistan's government will not survive an eventual U.S. withdrawal.
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
February 27, 2019
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
The grassroots peace process is working – it just needs time, say civil society activists
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
February 05, 2019
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
Afghanistan's presidential race heats up amid peace talks with Taliban insurgents.
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
Will Pakistan's Wall Work?
January 19, 2019
Will Pakistan's Wall Work?
Pakistan is building a wall along its border with Afghanistan. Will it actually make the country safer?
Will Pakistan's Wall Work?
What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
December 13, 2018
What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
U.S. coercive pressure on Iran works against Uzbekistan’s regional interests and the stability of Afghanistan.
What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan
November 30, 2018
Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan
A new strategy for Afghanistan begins in Iran and needs India’s help.
Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan
The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?
November 08, 2018
The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?
How will Maulana Sami-ul-Haq’s murder impact the Afghan peace process?
The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?
Afghan Parliamentary Elections Marred by Technical Troubles and Insecurity
October 21, 2018
Afghan Parliamentary Elections Marred by Technical Troubles and Insecurity
Despite security risks and technical difficulties, Afghanistan goes to the polls.
Afghan Parliamentary Elections Marred by Technical Troubles and Insecurity
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