December 31, 2019
40 Years After His Death, Hafizullah Amin Casts a Long Shadow in Afghanistan
By Christopher Solomon
40 years ago, the Soviet Union eliminated a communist rival from power in Afghanistan. Ever since, the country has prodded through a history of violence and political uncertainty.
May 14, 2019
India in Afghanistan After the Soviet Withdrawal
By Avinandan Choudhury
India’s tough experience in post-1989 Afghanistan could hold lessons for weathering a U.S. troop withdrawal.
July 18, 2017
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
By Catherine Putz
After being turned away from Mazar-i-Sharif and refusing to land in Kabul, a plane carrying Dostum reportedly landed in Ashgabat.
April 25, 2016
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan
By Dmitriy Frolovskiy
Putin is preparing for the worst-case scenario in Afghanistan.
March 04, 2015
Afghanistan’s Mujahideen and a Fragile Peace
By Ali Reza Sarwar
The continuing role of mujahideen leaders in Afghan politics puts the country’s future at risk.
February 12, 2015
The Narco-State of Afghanistan
By Najibullah Gulabzoi
Deconstructing the nexus between drug trafficking and national security.