May 24, 2017
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
By Hashim Wahdatyar
ISIS expansion and the Taliban's new regional allies; these are the urgent tasks the U.S. must address in its strategy.
May 18, 2017
What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
By Barin Sultani Haymon and Michael Kugelman
Why have the Taliban been able to make inroads in northern Afghanistan?
January 25, 2017
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
By Samim Arif
Afghanistan’s failure to bring reform to its security apparatus is long overdue for a fix.
May 24, 2016
The US Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour: How, Why, and What's Next
By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz discuss the U.S. drone strike on Mullah Mansour.
April 28, 2016
Ashraf Ghani's New Plan to Win Afghanistan's Long War Against the Taliban
By Samimullah Arif
Afghanistan's president appears determined to move beyond peace talks.
April 27, 2016
Afghanistan and Pakistan Return to the Blame Game After the Kabul Attacks
By Hamzah Rifaat
Afghanistan is playing the blame game with Pakistan once again. Islamabad and Kabul need to focus on the fight against terror.
April 20, 2016
Massive Blast in Kabul Kills 30, Injures Hundreds
By Catherine Putz
The difference between public accounts and the fiction the Taliban claims is astounding.
March 12, 2016
Pakistan May Have Jeopardized the Latest Afghan Peace Talks
By Umair Jamal
Failure of the Afghan peace process will harm Pakistan's credibility to a great extent.
January 28, 2016
Pakistan’s Militant Dilemma
By Umair Jamal
Pakistan needs to address the underlying ideologies driving radicalization within its borders.
October 22, 2015
Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?
By Ryan McCarrel and Bradley Jardine
Georgia's wounded soldiers coming back from Afghanistan need care but they're not getting it.
October 21, 2015
A Conversation with a Survivor of the US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz
By Sanjay Kumar
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar speaks with a survivor of the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
May 08, 2015
Afghanistan: A Story of Successful US Failures
By Mohammad Tanha
Why has the U.S.-led force failed to build a self-sustainable Afghanistan?