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Saudi Arabia's New Taliban Strategy
May 10, 2018
Saudi Arabia's New Taliban Strategy
By embracing a hardline anti-Taliban strategy, Saudi Arabia hopes to force the Taliban to abandon its military ambitions.
Saudi Arabia's New Taliban Strategy
Peace Springs in Taliban Heartland?
April 21, 2018
Peace Springs in Taliban Heartland?
The Taliban should heed a grassroots movement demanding an end to civilian casualties.
Peace Springs in Taliban Heartland?
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
April 11, 2018
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
President Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy means tough times for Afghanistan.
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos
April 01, 2018
Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos
It’s said Afghanistan’s special forces have never lost a battle, but what do they think of the war?
Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos
To Win the Peace, Afghans Must Be in the Driver’s Seat
March 28, 2018
To Win the Peace, Afghans Must Be in the Driver’s Seat
The U.S. is right to refuse to talk directly with a divided Taliban, as an Afghan-led peace process is necessary.
To Win the Peace, Afghans Must Be in the Driver’s Seat
Afghan Civilian Casualties, the Elephant in the Room
March 03, 2018
Afghan Civilian Casualties, the Elephant in the Room
Civilian deaths in Afghanistan shouldn’t be treated as simple statistics that no one wants to talk about.
Afghan Civilian Casualties, the Elephant in the Room
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
February 28, 2018
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
There's coal in them thar Afghan hills.
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
Flagging Pakistani Taliban Loses Another Top Gun
February 10, 2018
Flagging Pakistani Taliban Loses Another Top Gun
Mehsud Taliban leader Khan Said Sajna is reported dead in a drone strike.
Flagging Pakistani Taliban Loses Another Top Gun
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
February 02, 2018
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
Competing regional interests have only intensified Afghanistan’s security miseries.
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
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
South Asia’s 4 Competing Jihads
November 10, 2017
South Asia’s 4 Competing Jihads
Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban have differing visions for the region.
South Asia’s 4 Competing Jihads
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
September 14, 2017
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
The illegal drug trade is sabotaging peace in Afghanistan and Myanmar alike.
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
September 07, 2017
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
Saudi Arabia’s increasingly anti-Taliban stance helps Riyadh consolidate its vital regional alliances and isolate Qatar.
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
August 15, 2017
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
Beset by the resurgent Taliban and internal political rifts, the NUG is struggling to survive.
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
April 11, 2017
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Central Asian militants fight alongside the Taliban, which has been the target of Russia's "hybrid diplomacy."
Taliban: New Challenges for Central Asia
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
March 30, 2017
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
The insurgent group claims to contest 167 more, many in southern, western and northern Afghanistan.
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
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