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Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
October 11, 2016
Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
Afghan security forces have been struggling to push the Taliban out of Kunduz city.
Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
Afghan Forces Struggle to Hold the Line
October 07, 2016
Afghan Forces Struggle to Hold the Line
Major Afghan cities are currently surrounded and under assault by the Taliban forces.
Afghan Forces Struggle to Hold the Line
International Pressure Continues to Mount on Pakistan
September 27, 2016
International Pressure Continues to Mount on Pakistan
Members of U.S. Congress, a general, and an Afghan ambassador are the latest to accuse Pakistan of sponsoring terror.
International Pressure Continues to Mount on Pakistan
Civilians: The Ultimate Victims of the Af-Pak Proxy War
September 21, 2016
Civilians: The Ultimate Victims of the Af-Pak Proxy War
The blame game playing out between Afghanistan and Pakistan only benefits militants threatening both sides.
Civilians: The Ultimate Victims of the Af-Pak Proxy War
General Raziq: Kabul’s Man in Southern Afghanistan
September 10, 2016
General Raziq: Kabul’s Man in Southern Afghanistan
The Afghan government's reliance on Abdul Raziq highlights Kabul’s reliance on warlords for its war strategy.
General Raziq: Kabul’s Man in Southern Afghanistan
The Taliban's Latest Battlefield: Social Media
September 08, 2016
The Taliban's Latest Battlefield: Social Media
The Taliban has drastically ramped up its presence on services like Twitter and WhatsApp in the past few years.
The Taliban's Latest Battlefield: Social Media
What to Make of China's Latest Meeting With the Taliban
August 05, 2016
What to Make of China's Latest Meeting With the Taliban
China's role in Afghanistan is constructive, but not decisive.
What to Make of China's Latest Meeting With the Taliban
Speaking to an Afghan Disciple of the Caliphate
July 28, 2016
Speaking to an Afghan Disciple of the Caliphate
An interview with a commander of the self-declared Islamic State in Afghanistan
Speaking to an Afghan Disciple of the Caliphate
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
Why Pakistan Is the Biggest Beneficiary of Mullah Mansour's Death
June 09, 2016
Why Pakistan Is the Biggest Beneficiary of Mullah Mansour's Death
More than Afghanistan or the United States, Islamabad (and the ISI) benefits from the Taliban leadership change.
Why Pakistan Is the Biggest Beneficiary of Mullah Mansour's Death
What’s Between the Taliban and Iran?
June 08, 2016
What’s Between the Taliban and Iran?
What's driving Iran's outreach to the Taliban, and how deep will the connection go?
What’s Between the Taliban and Iran?
Balochistan and the Killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour
June 07, 2016
Balochistan and the Killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour
The drone strike that targeted the Taliban leader points to a troubling future for Pakistan’s largest province.
Balochistan and the Killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour
In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
June 01, 2016
In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
With the Taliban leadership in transition, now is the time for the Afghan government to go on the offensive.
In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
Killing Mullah Mansour Might Have Been All About the Haqqani Network
May 26, 2016
Killing Mullah Mansour Might Have Been All About the Haqqani Network
For the new leadership of the Afghan Taliban, the peace process won't even be a back-burner issue.
Killing Mullah Mansour Might Have Been All About the Haqqani Network
4 Questions After the Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour
May 23, 2016
4 Questions After the Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour
With Mullah Mansour out of the picture, what's next for Afghanistan's long war against the Taliban?
4 Questions After the Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour
Afghan President Blames Pakistan for Sheltering Taliban
April 26, 2016
Afghan President Blames Pakistan for Sheltering Taliban
Ghani said militant groups “are being hosted and aided from the territory of Pakistan.”
Afghan President Blames Pakistan for Sheltering Taliban
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