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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
Peace, Blood, and Hope: Women in Afghanistan’s Election
October 19, 2018
Peace, Blood, and Hope: Women in Afghanistan’s Election
Amid a deady campaign season, women candidates are fighting for political participation.
Peace, Blood, and Hope: Women in Afghanistan’s Election
The Last 2 Sikhs in the Taliban’s Heartland
September 26, 2018
The Last 2 Sikhs in the Taliban’s Heartland
A religious minority that has weathered many episodes of Afghanistan’s turbulent history may soon disappear.
The Last 2 Sikhs in the Taliban’s Heartland
Islamic State: The Torment of Afghanistan’s Shiites
September 25, 2018
Islamic State: The Torment of Afghanistan’s Shiites
Repeated ISIS attacks are pushing Afghan Shiites “into a dark hole.”
Islamic State: The Torment of Afghanistan’s Shiites
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
August 20, 2018
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
Indian-built dams in Afghanistan are causing trouble with downstream states Iran and Pakistan.
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
August 02, 2018
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
There are plenty of reasons to seriously examine Russia’s role in Afghanistan, but what do many analysts miss?
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
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?
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