January 23, 2020
Ending the War Won’t Solve Afghanistan’s Governance Problem
By Gul Maqsood Sabit
Afghanistan has made progress, but without a well-functioning government at the helm all those gains risk being lost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
March 31, 2016
The Sparring Strongmen of Northern Afghanistan
By Arif Sahar
Ethnic conflict has the potential to derail the country’s fragile progress.