October 09, 2021
Can the Taliban Regime Stay Power?
By Sayeed Iftekhar Ahmed
The dismal fate of the Afghan people is that groups even more extreme than the Taliban are emerging to vie for power.
September 09, 2021
Taliban Caretaker Government: Good for Internal Cohesion, Bad for Governance
By Haroun Rahimi
The new government might have saved the Taliban from internal fracturing, but it has certainly made it harder for them to govern Afghanistan.
August 26, 2021
The Taliban, 9/11 and An American Evacuation
By Luke Hunt
A conversation about the last 20 years in Afghanistan.
February 04, 2021
Why Afghanistan Is Caught in a Budget Crisis – Again
By Mohammad Qadam Shah
Every year, parliament rejects the government budget. That's because there are serious flaws in the planning and budgeting process.
November 30, 2020
Afghan Officials Say 34 Killed in Separate Suicide Bombings
By Associated Press
The attacks were just the latest to have taken place since the beginning of peace talks in September
August 25, 2020
Afghan Forces Fail to Arrest Former Soccer Head on Run From Sexual Abuse Charges
By Catherine Putz
Karim’s continued evasion exposes several uncomfortable truths for the Afghan authorities on the limits to power in a fractured country.
March 11, 2020
The Inauguration of 2 Presidents: Afghanistan’s Constitutional Crisis
By Zalmai Nishat
To solve the election stalemate and salvage peace talks with the Taliban, Afghanistan needs to rethink its all-powerful executive branch.
March 05, 2020
Enduring Peace Requires Reforms to Afghan Governance
By Ian J.Lynch
Afghanistan needs both a central government with a monopoly over the use of force and reforms which factor in the self-governance capabilities already found at the local level.
February 28, 2020
The Rocky Road From Doha to Intra-Afghan talks
By Matthew Willner-Reid
6 potential pitfalls could upend talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban before they even begin.
February 26, 2020
Afghans Celebrate Reduction in Hostilities But Fear Civil War
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The U.S. is ready to make peace with the Taliban. But can Afghanistan’s political factions come to terms with each other?
February 22, 2020
Political Reform Urgently Needed in Afghanistan
By Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili and Mohammad Qadam Shah
Without reform of its centralized political system, Afghanistan will remain mired in factionalism and civil conflict.
February 22, 2020
Afghanistan: Ghani-Abdullah Row May Thwart the Prospect of Peace
By Daud Khattak
Even as a U.S.-Taliban peace deal is announced, Kabul is in the grips of a political crisis.