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US On Track to Pull Troops From Afghanistan Despite Turmoil
May 16, 2020

US On Track to Pull Troops From Afghanistan Despite Turmoil

By Associated Press
Plans to push ahead with withdrawal remain unchanged, despite ongoing security challenges.

Militants Storm Maternity Clinic in Afghan Capital, Kill 14
May 13, 2020

Militants Storm Maternity Clinic in Afghan Capital, Kill 14

By Associated Press
Police engaged in an hours-long shootout after militants stormed a maternity hospital in western Kabul.
Afghanistan: Ghani-Abdullah Row May Thwart the Prospect of Peace
February 22, 2020

Afghanistan: Ghani-Abdullah Row May Thwart the Prospect of Peace

By Daud Khattak
Even as a U.S.-Taliban peace deal is announced, Kabul is in the grips of a political crisis.

Death of a Caliph: The Islamic State in Khorasan Province After al-Baghdadi
November 13, 2019

Death of a Caliph: The Islamic State in Khorasan Province After al-Baghdadi

By Saurav Sarkar
ISKP continues to pose a real threat to Afghanistan, despite al-Baghdadi’s death.

Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive
February 14, 2019

Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive

By Daud Khattak
Afghanistan won’t have peace unless its neighbors agree to stop their meddling.

Trump Points the Finger at Pakistan Again. What Does It Mean for Afghanistan?
November 21, 2018

Trump Points the Finger at Pakistan Again. What Does It Mean for Afghanistan?

By Umair Jamal
What Trump’s latest tirade against Pakistan means for Washington’s plans in Afghanistan.

The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
November 12, 2018

The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver

By Harsh V. Pant
Realities are changing in Afghanistan, and New Delhi must be nimble.
China’s Surreptitious Advance in Afghanistan
September 22, 2018

China’s Surreptitious Advance in Afghanistan

By Shubhangi Pandey
Deteriorating Afghan security poses risks for China, so Beijing is quietly building up its presence in the area.

How China and India Can Help Secure the Peace in Afghanistan
August 07, 2018

How China and India Can Help Secure the Peace in Afghanistan

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghans consider both China and India to be trustworthy neighbors. Together, they can help ensure Afghanistan's future.

Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
June 15, 2018

Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?

By Daud Khattak
Recent exchanges, and the involvement of China and the US, hints that this time may be different.

Afghan Ministry of Defense Announces Creation of New 36,000-Strong Militia Force
February 23, 2018

Afghan Ministry of Defense Announces Creation of New 36,000-Strong Militia Force

By Ankit Panda
The new force is framed as a cost-effective way to exercise control over fragile territory.

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