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Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
July 21, 2018
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
The proposed “Moscow-format” talks advance Russia’s interests in Afghanistan.
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
July 04, 2018
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
If Islamabad helped facilitate the recently concluded ceasefire, what’s stopping it from helping arrange a long-term ceasefire?
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
June 15, 2018
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
Recent exchanges, and the involvement of China and the US, hints that this time may be different.
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
June 13, 2018
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
Much of the Taliban’s armory comes from American equipment given to the Afghan military and police.
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
The Taliban Made War. Are They Showing They Can Make Peace?
June 12, 2018
The Taliban Made War. Are They Showing They Can Make Peace?
The Taliban's announced ceasefire represents a tentative move toward peace. Will it hold?
The Taliban Made War. Are They Showing They Can Make Peace?
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
June 05, 2018
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
The gathering of about 2,000 Muslim scholars and clerics had endorsed a fatwa against the war, calling suicide bombings a sin.
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
May 14, 2018
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
M. Ashraf Haidari explores the challenges and opportunities facing the peace process.
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
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?
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