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Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections
November 28, 2018

Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
Mohammad Hanif Atmar vows to put an end to the ongoing insurgency as he announces his candidacy.  

Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
July 24, 2018

Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones

By Ahmad Mohibi
Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence.
Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
February 02, 2018

Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance

By Ahmad Mohibbi
It is time to seriously assess the performance of the Afghan National Unity Government.

The 5 Wars in Afghanistan
June 27, 2017

The 5 Wars in Afghanistan

By Abrar Ahmed
U.S. policymakers are oblivious to the fact that Afghanistan is home to not one but five distinct conflicts.

Afghanistan's Bloody Week Lays Bare Rifts in the 'Unity Government'
June 06, 2017

Afghanistan's Bloody Week Lays Bare Rifts in the 'Unity Government'

By Daud Khattak
Ethnic tensions are reaching a boil after three deadly incidents.

What Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Return Means for Afghanistan
May 03, 2017

What Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Return Means for Afghanistan

By Bismellah Alizada
The Hezb-i-Islami leader's return threatens to further upset Afghanistan's already precarious ethnic balance.

Sacked Afghan Minister Symbolizes the Government's Precarious Position
April 22, 2017

Sacked Afghan Minister Symbolizes the Government's Precarious Position

By Bismellah Alizada
The ouster of Ahmad Zia Massoud further undermines ethnic balance in the fragile National Unity Government.
TUTAP Power Project Reopens Old Wounds in Afghanistan
August 04, 2016

TUTAP Power Project Reopens Old Wounds in Afghanistan

By Safiullah Taye
The Hazara minority accuses the government of discrimination in changing the planned route.

How Will Kabul Welcome Gulbuddin Hekmatyar?
June 13, 2016

How Will Kabul Welcome Gulbuddin Hekmatyar?

By Ali Reza Sarwar
After a peace deal, can Afghanistan's capital truly accept the brutal leader of Hezb-e-Islami?

The Sparring Strongmen of Northern Afghanistan
March 31, 2016

The Sparring Strongmen of Northern Afghanistan

By Arif Sahar
Ethnic conflict has the potential to derail the country’s fragile progress.

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