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Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
June 27, 2019
Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
The Afghan president is visiting Islamabad with renewed hope but also caution.
Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
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
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
April 18, 2019
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
April 15, 2019
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
As Doha gears up for another round of Taliban talks, hope and despair are both in the air.
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
Will Pakistan's Wall Work?
January 19, 2019
Will Pakistan's Wall Work?
Pakistan is building a wall along its border with Afghanistan. Will it actually make the country safer?
Will Pakistan's Wall Work?
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
Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Looming Water Conflict
December 15, 2018
Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Looming Water Conflict
For Afghanistan, the Kabul River is far more than a tool of coercive diplomacy against Pakistan.
Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Looming Water Conflict
The Geopolitical Implications of Imran Khan's Rise in Pakistan
August 23, 2018
The Geopolitical Implications of Imran Khan's Rise in Pakistan
Imran Khan has promised a 'new Pakistan'. Can he deliver?
The Geopolitical Implications of Imran Khan's Rise in Pakistan
Imran Khan’s Foreign Policy Approach
August 21, 2018
Imran Khan’s Foreign Policy Approach
Khan has a golden chance to right ties with India, Afghanistan, and the U.S. – if the establishment will let him.
Imran Khan’s Foreign Policy Approach
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
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
July 04, 2018
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
If Islamabad helped facilitate the recently concluded ceasefire, what’s stopping it from helping arrange a long-term ceasefire?
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
June 15, 2018
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
Recent exchanges, and the involvement of China and the US, hints that this time may be different.
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
Capricious Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade: Who Wins?
May 25, 2018
Capricious Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade: Who Wins?
Ultimately, Pakistan loses from its stifling policies as Afghanistan seeks out other partners.
Capricious Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade: Who Wins?
Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan on Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations
May 23, 2018
Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan on Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations
Pakistan's ambassador in Afghanistan talks about refugees, terrorism, and the border dispute.
Amb. Zahid Nasrullah Khan on Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
February 02, 2018
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
Competing regional interests have only intensified Afghanistan’s security miseries.
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
The History of Chinese Mediation Between Afghanistan and Pakistan
January 05, 2018
The History of Chinese Mediation Between Afghanistan and Pakistan
Kabul and Islamabad have long requested China help them settle their differences.
The History of Chinese Mediation Between Afghanistan and Pakistan
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