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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
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
January 25, 2017
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s failure to bring reform to its security apparatus is long overdue for a fix.
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
January 04, 2017
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
A revealing interview with Putin's top envoy in Afghanistan suggests continued rapprochement with the Taliban.
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
The Taliban Take Kunduz: An Eyewitness Account
September 29, 2015
The Taliban Take Kunduz: An Eyewitness Account
The Diplomat speaks to a Kunduz government official about the Taliban's takeover of the city.
The Taliban Take Kunduz: An Eyewitness Account
The Afghan Government Should Take Advantage of Mullah Omar’s Death ASAP
August 04, 2015
The Afghan Government Should Take Advantage of Mullah Omar’s Death ASAP
The Afghan government has a unique opening with Omar's death. It shouldn't squander it.
The Afghan Government Should Take Advantage of Mullah Omar’s Death ASAP
Was Double Government in Afghanistan a Folly?
June 18, 2015
Was Double Government in Afghanistan a Folly?
During and after the First Anglo-Afghan War, the British embarked on a hybrid form of colonialism, it didn't work.
Was Double Government in Afghanistan a Folly?
Afghanistan’s Peace Talks: At a Geopolitical Crossroads
April 02, 2015
Afghanistan’s Peace Talks: At a Geopolitical Crossroads
With the U.S. refocusing its role in Afghanistan, China and Pakistan are leading the push for talks with the Taliban.
Afghanistan’s Peace Talks: At a Geopolitical Crossroads
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