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