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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
The new force is framed as a cost-effective way to exercise control over fragile territory.
Afghan Ministry of Defense Announces Creation of New 36,000-Strong Militia Force
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
December 28, 2017
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
Afghanistan remains a work in progress.
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
The Blueprint for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
June 29, 2017
The Blueprint for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
Some practical steps the three countries can take to boost trilateral cooperation.
The Blueprint for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts
May 08, 2017
After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts
Pakistan claims to have killed 50 Afghan security personnel -- a claim strongly denied by Afghanistan.
After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts
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
What a Trump Presidency Would Mean for Afghanistan
August 02, 2016
What a Trump Presidency Would Mean for Afghanistan
The Republican nominee for the presidency would likely drastically change U.S. policy toward Afghanistan.
What a Trump Presidency Would Mean for Afghanistan
It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016
July 07, 2016
It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016
The number represents a modest decrease from current levels, but an increase over the planned 5,500.
It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016
The Rise of China-Afghanistan Security Relations
June 23, 2016
The Rise of China-Afghanistan Security Relations
Over the past two years, China-Afghan security cooperation has reached unprecedented levels.
The Rise of China-Afghanistan Security Relations
Afghanistan’s Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis
June 09, 2016
Afghanistan’s Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis
How to overcome the legacy of four decades of suffering?
Afghanistan’s Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis
Afghanistan’s Growing Unrest: Implications for India’s Security
May 26, 2016
Afghanistan’s Growing Unrest: Implications for India’s Security
"India cannot be a spectator as chaos ensues in Afghanistan, for it will not be safe from the spillover."
Afghanistan’s Growing Unrest: Implications for India’s Security
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
May 19, 2016
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
Warming security ties between Iran and Turkmenistan could have long-lasting implications.
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
Afghanistan: The Calm Before the Storm
May 07, 2016
Afghanistan: The Calm Before the Storm
By not attacking during the opium harvest, Kabul has missed a critical opportunity to strike a blow against the Taliban.
Afghanistan: The Calm Before the Storm
Afghanistan: Rethinking the Transition Strategy
April 12, 2016
Afghanistan: Rethinking the Transition Strategy
Afghanistan's government must learn the lessons of 2015 as it looks forward to a long-term transition.
Afghanistan: Rethinking the Transition Strategy
What's Behind China's Offer of Military Aid to Afghanistan?
March 11, 2016
What's Behind China's Offer of Military Aid to Afghanistan?
China's concerns about Afghan stability are real, but direct military aid will remain limited.
What's Behind China's Offer of Military Aid to Afghanistan?
Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah Optimistic About the Peace Process
February 09, 2016
Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah Optimistic About the Peace Process
Speaking in New Delhi, Afghanistan's chief executive officer addressed a range of problems confronting the country.
Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah Optimistic About the Peace Process
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