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In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
April 10, 2019
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
The next Doha meeting, which the Afghan government plans to attend, has been pushed back. Meanwhile, attacks continue.
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
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
Afghanistan's Presidential Race in Full Swing
January 26, 2019
Afghanistan's Presidential Race in Full Swing
What's at stake as Afghanistan moves toward its next presidential election?
Afghanistan's Presidential Race in Full Swing
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
January 04, 2019
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
A strategy for Afghanistan must put events in proper order and move forward with caution.
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
November 16, 2018
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
The Ghani government’s negligence when it comes to non-Pashtuns is clear.
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
September 27, 2018
Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
Despite recent rumblings, the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement isn't going anywhere.
Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
July 24, 2018
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence.
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
June 07, 2018
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
Afghanistan's next elections can set up the bedrock for sustainable democratic institutions in the country.
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
April 20, 2018
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
The planned elections could be a part of establishing peace but they pose significant risks as well.
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
February 02, 2018
Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
It is time to seriously assess the performance of the Afghan National Unity Government.
Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
A House Divided: How Afghanistan's National Unity Government Is Crumbling
October 30, 2017
A House Divided: How Afghanistan's National Unity Government Is Crumbling
Identity politics in Kabul undermines U.S. objectives in Afghanistan.
A House Divided: How Afghanistan's National Unity Government Is Crumbling
Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats
October 07, 2017
Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats
The 12th Silk Road Mayors Forum is due to open in Kabul on October 20.
Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
August 22, 2017
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Counterterrorism is in and nation-building is out, but the United States still has no way out of Afghanistan.
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion
June 27, 2017
Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion
The National Unity Government is plagued by systemic indifference to democratic demands.
Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion
Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision
May 30, 2017
Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision
Implications for the long-delayed constitutional reform in Afghanistan.
Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision
Sacked Afghan Minister Symbolizes the Government's Precarious Position
April 22, 2017
Sacked Afghan Minister Symbolizes the Government's Precarious Position
The ouster of Ahmad Zia Massoud further undermines ethnic balance in the fragile National Unity Government.
Sacked Afghan Minister Symbolizes the Government's Precarious Position
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