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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
The Implications of the Taliban’s Spring Offensive on Afghanistan
April 22, 2016
The Implications of the Taliban’s Spring Offensive on Afghanistan
It’s shaping up to be a tough few months for Afghanistan’s increasingly beleaguered government.
The Implications of the Taliban’s Spring Offensive on Afghanistan
Road to Quadrilateral-Backed Peace Talks Uncertain as Taliban Refuse to Participate
March 07, 2016
Road to Quadrilateral-Backed Peace Talks Uncertain as Taliban Refuse to Participate
The Afghan Taliban has no intention of participating in peace talks with the Afghan government, despite international efforts.
Road to Quadrilateral-Backed Peace Talks Uncertain as Taliban Refuse to Participate
Is South Asia Experiencing a Cold War?
February 03, 2016
Is South Asia Experiencing a Cold War?
Afghan CEO Abdullah Abdullah says it is.
Is South Asia Experiencing a Cold War?
What Happened to ISIS’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Province?
February 02, 2016
What Happened to ISIS’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Province?
A year after its founding, the Islamic State’s Khurasan province remains a notional entity.
What Happened to ISIS’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Province?
Taliban: Attack on Journalists Not an Attack on Journalists
January 22, 2016
Taliban: Attack on Journalists Not an Attack on Journalists
By labeling TOLOnews a foreign “intelligence network” the Taliban are trying to justify the murder of civilians.
Taliban: Attack on Journalists Not an Attack on Journalists
The New Politics of War and Peace in Afghanistan
January 12, 2016
The New Politics of War and Peace in Afghanistan
It is time to end “Great Game” politics in Afghanistan.
The New Politics of War and Peace in Afghanistan
Afghanistan: After Kunduz
December 16, 2015
Afghanistan: After Kunduz
Fearing the Taliban is preparing for another assault, locals wonder if they can trust in the government.
Afghanistan: After Kunduz
Could TAPI Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
December 14, 2015
Could TAPI Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
If history is any indication, no.
Could TAPI Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
Why Did Afghanistan's Spy Chief Just Quit?
December 11, 2015
Why Did Afghanistan's Spy Chief Just Quit?
Nabil says Ghani is surrendering "Afghanistan's 5,000 year history to Pakistan's 60-year history."
Why Did Afghanistan's Spy Chief Just Quit?
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