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The Battle for the Afghan Border
August 04, 2017
The Battle for the Afghan Border
What do Afghanistan’s border guards see as the main obstacles to securing the frontier?
The Battle for the Afghan Border
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
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
December 29, 2016
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
2016 was a difficult year for Afghanistan and 2017 presents unique challenges.
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan
December 09, 2016
Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan
A recent survey shows that, while many problems persist in Afghanistan, there are some positive developments.
Despite Rising Violence, Some Promising Trends in Afghanistan
Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
October 11, 2016
Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
Afghan security forces have been struggling to push the Taliban out of Kunduz city.
Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
Checkpoints Continue to Plague Afghan Security Forces
September 27, 2016
Checkpoints Continue to Plague Afghan Security Forces
The issue surrounding check points is both political and poor leadership, according to U.S. General John W. Nicholson.
Checkpoints Continue to Plague Afghan Security Forces
Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan
May 09, 2016
Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan
Details from the Pentagon's inquiry into the Battle for Kunduz in October 2015 highlight high combat involvement for U.S. forces.
Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan: A Reporter's Journey Through a Winter of War
January 20, 2016
Afghanistan: A Reporter's Journey Through a Winter of War
Despite the end of NATO combat operations in Afghanistan, the war rages on as intensely as ever -- even in winter.
Afghanistan: A Reporter's Journey Through a Winter of War
Revenge of the Taliban: The Story of the Afghan Soldier Mumtaz
December 08, 2015
Revenge of the Taliban: The Story of the Afghan Soldier Mumtaz
How the ongoing war in Afghanistan wrecked a soldier's family.
Revenge of the Taliban: The Story of the Afghan Soldier Mumtaz
3 Lessons for Kabul and Washington After the Battle for Kunduz
October 15, 2015
3 Lessons for Kabul and Washington After the Battle for Kunduz
The 15-day siege of Kunduz will be a wake-up call for Kabul and Washington.
3 Lessons for Kabul and Washington After the Battle for Kunduz
Kunduz Frontline Report: 10 Days After the Taliban Siege
October 10, 2015
Kunduz Frontline Report: 10 Days After the Taliban Siege
The Diplomat’s Sanjay Kumar speaks to Afghan journalist Shershah Nawabi 10 days after the fall of the city to the Taliban.
Kunduz Frontline Report: 10 Days After the Taliban Siege
Afghanistan Struggles to Contain the Taliban
October 05, 2015
Afghanistan Struggles to Contain the Taliban
The fall of Kunduz last week underscores the difficulties the Afghan National Army is having on its own.
Afghanistan Struggles to Contain the Taliban
Is the Afghan Army Losing the War in Afghanistan?
July 22, 2015
Is the Afghan Army Losing the War in Afghanistan?
Halfway through the fighting season, Afghan security forces are struggling to hold their ground.
Is the Afghan Army Losing the War in Afghanistan?
Can the Afghan Army Prevail on the Battlefield?
January 07, 2015
Can the Afghan Army Prevail on the Battlefield?
For all their flaws, there’s reason to think Afghanistan’s national security forces can hold their ground.
Can the Afghan Army Prevail on the Battlefield?
From Delhi to Kabul, Via Moscow
March 01, 2014
From Delhi to Kabul, Via Moscow
India may enlist Russia to provide Afghan government forces with needed weapons.
From Delhi to Kabul, Via Moscow
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