June 02, 2021
A Month Into the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
As the U.S. embarks on its final withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban moved to strike provincial centers and peace talks remain stalled.
May 27, 2021
Afghan Forces Struggle, Demoralized, Rife With Corruption
By Kathy Gannon
The government says the army can hold its own, but military experts warn of a tough fight ahead.
August 14, 2018
The Trump Administration's Terrible Idea for Afghanistan's Security Forces
By Ghulam Farooq Mujaddidi
The Trump administration wants Afghan security forces to withdraw from parts of the country. That is a very bad idea.
April 01, 2018
Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos
By Franz J. Marty
It’s said Afghanistan’s special forces have never lost a battle, but what do they think of the war?
January 25, 2017
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
By Samim Arif
Afghanistan’s failure to bring reform to its security apparatus is long overdue for a fix.