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Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
June 21, 2018
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
The conditions are ripening for talks between the Afghan government, the Taliban, and the United States to begin.
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
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
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
August 22, 2017
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Counterterrorism is in and nation-building is out, but the United States still has no way out of Afghanistan.
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
May 24, 2017
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
ISIS expansion and the Taliban's new regional allies; these are the urgent tasks the U.S. must address in its strategy.
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
May 18, 2017
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
Why have the Taliban been able to make inroads in northern Afghanistan?
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
January 25, 2017
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s failure to bring reform to its security apparatus is long overdue for a fix.
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
The US Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour: How, Why, and What's Next
May 24, 2016
The US Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour: How, Why, and What's Next
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz discuss the U.S. drone strike on Mullah Mansour.
The US Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour: How, Why, and What's Next
Ashraf Ghani's New Plan to Win Afghanistan's Long War Against the Taliban
April 28, 2016
Ashraf Ghani's New Plan to Win Afghanistan's Long War Against the Taliban
Afghanistan's president appears determined to move beyond peace talks.
Ashraf Ghani's New Plan to Win Afghanistan's Long War Against the Taliban
Afghanistan and Pakistan Return to the Blame Game After the Kabul Attacks
April 27, 2016
Afghanistan and Pakistan Return to the Blame Game After the Kabul Attacks
Afghanistan is playing the blame game with Pakistan once again. Islamabad and Kabul need to focus on the fight against terror.
Afghanistan and Pakistan Return to the Blame Game After the Kabul Attacks
Massive Blast in Kabul Kills 30, Injures Hundreds
April 20, 2016
Massive Blast in Kabul Kills 30, Injures Hundreds
The difference between public accounts and the fiction the Taliban claims is astounding.
Massive Blast in Kabul Kills 30, Injures Hundreds
Pakistan May Have Jeopardized the Latest Afghan Peace Talks
March 12, 2016
Pakistan May Have Jeopardized the Latest Afghan Peace Talks
Failure of the Afghan peace process will harm Pakistan's credibility to a great extent.
Pakistan May Have Jeopardized the Latest Afghan Peace Talks
Pakistan’s Militant Dilemma
January 28, 2016
Pakistan’s Militant Dilemma
Pakistan needs to address the underlying ideologies driving radicalization within its borders.
Pakistan’s Militant Dilemma
Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?
October 22, 2015
Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?
Georgia's wounded soldiers coming back from Afghanistan need care but they're not getting it.
Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?
A Conversation with a Survivor of the US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz
October 21, 2015
A Conversation with a Survivor of the US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar speaks with a survivor of the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
A Conversation with a Survivor of the US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz
Afghanistan: A Story of Successful US Failures
May 08, 2015
Afghanistan: A Story of Successful US Failures
Why has the U.S.-led force failed to build a self-sustainable Afghanistan?
Afghanistan: A Story of Successful US Failures
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