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What a US-Iran Face Off Means for Afghanistan
June 25, 2019
What a US-Iran Face Off Means for Afghanistan
Sanctions on Iran and the possibility of conflict are jeopardizing Kabul's long-term development plans.
What a US-Iran Face Off Means for Afghanistan
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
January 17, 2019
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
Emboldened by foreign support, the Taliban continue to refuse talks with the Afghan government.
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
December 04, 2018
An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
An interview with Brig. Gen. (retd) Venkataraman Mahalingam.
An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan
November 14, 2018
Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan
Iran’s support for the Taliban is an effective way of retaliating against the United States, but there’s more to it.
Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
August 20, 2018
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
Indian-built dams in Afghanistan are causing trouble with downstream states Iran and Pakistan.
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?
August 16, 2018
Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?
Rouhani’s outreach to Ghani at the SCO summit this summer may herald an improvement in bilateral ties.
Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?
What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?
May 30, 2018
What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?
Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is not good news for Afghanistan.
What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
October 25, 2017
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
For Iran and Russia, Afghanistan is more likely to be an area of geopolitical competition than a sphere of cooperation.
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
A Counterproductive Afghan-Pakistan Border Closure
March 20, 2017
A Counterproductive Afghan-Pakistan Border Closure
The recent deterioration in relations benefits neither country.
A Counterproductive Afghan-Pakistan Border Closure
Afghanistan’s Water-Sharing Puzzle
November 11, 2016
Afghanistan’s Water-Sharing Puzzle
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran have a long history of conflict over scarce water resources.
Afghanistan’s Water-Sharing Puzzle
Afghanistan and Ashraf Ghani's New Internationalism
September 14, 2016
Afghanistan and Ashraf Ghani's New Internationalism
'Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the Right.'
Afghanistan and Ashraf Ghani's New Internationalism
What’s Between the Taliban and Iran?
June 08, 2016
What’s Between the Taliban and Iran?
What's driving Iran's outreach to the Taliban, and how deep will the connection go?
What’s Between the Taliban and Iran?
Iran and Saudi Arabia in Afghanistan
January 14, 2016
Iran and Saudi Arabia in Afghanistan
For the religious rivals, Afghanistan is another front in the fight for influence.
Iran and Saudi Arabia in Afghanistan
Afghanistan After the US-Iran Nuclear Deal
November 16, 2015
Afghanistan After the US-Iran Nuclear Deal
Could the deal pave the way for greater regional cooperation in Afghanistan’s fight against terrorism?
Afghanistan After the US-Iran Nuclear Deal
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
April 20, 2014
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to keep the peace after 2014.
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
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