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Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
July 24, 2018

Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones

By Ahmad Mohibi
Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence.

Ghani Goes After Afghanistan’s Warlords
July 19, 2018

Ghani Goes After Afghanistan’s Warlords

By Mushtaq Rahim
In order to succeed, Ghani’s crackdown on warlords must proceed transparently and cut a wide path across Afghanistan.
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
July 18, 2017

Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?

By Catherine Putz
After being turned away from Mazar-i-Sharif and refusing to land in Kabul, a plane carrying Dostum reportedly landed in Ashgabat.

Kabul's Dostum Problem
July 13, 2017

Kabul's Dostum Problem

By Catherine Putz
Whether Dostum is convicted or not, there will be anger and accusations that the rule of law has been cheated.

Afghanistan's VP Accused of Torture and Sexual Abuse by Kidnapped Rival
December 15, 2016

Afghanistan's VP Accused of Torture and Sexual Abuse by Kidnapped Rival

By Catherine Putz
Ishchi's allegations are serious and shocking; Kabul says it plans to investigate.

Did Afghanistan's Vice President Abduct a Rival?
December 02, 2016

Did Afghanistan's Vice President Abduct a Rival?

By Catherine Putz
Witness says the Afghan VP beat up Ahmed Ishchi and kidnapped him; but Ishchi is apparently in NDS hands now.

Dostum Seeks to Cement His Position in Northern Afghanistan
October 26, 2016

Dostum Seeks to Cement His Position in Northern Afghanistan

By Shawn Snow
Dostum’s military adventurism in northern Afghanistan is not to assist Kabul in its war against the Taliban.
Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
October 11, 2016

Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War

By Shawn Snow
Afghan security forces have been struggling to push the Taliban out of Kunduz city.

What Is Going Wrong With Afghanistan’s National Unity Government?
September 29, 2016

What Is Going Wrong With Afghanistan’s National Unity Government?

By Hamid M. Saboory
The "unity" government is anything but united.

The Sparring Strongmen of Northern Afghanistan
March 31, 2016

The Sparring Strongmen of Northern Afghanistan

By Arif Sahar
Ethnic conflict has the potential to derail the country’s fragile progress.

Working With General Abdul Rashid Dostum
April 24, 2015

Working With General Abdul Rashid Dostum

By Sultan Faizy
The first vice president of Afghanistan is emerging as a major political figure, according to his media advisor.
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
October 26, 2014

Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy

By Sohrab Rahmaty
Some of Afghanistan’s warlords have decided to buy into the political process.

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