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What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
January 02, 2018
What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
Afghanistan's capital is not even half as dangerous as everyone thinks.
What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
Russia's Security Inroads With Turkmenistan
November 24, 2017
Russia's Security Inroads With Turkmenistan
Beyond economic relations, Moscow and Ashgabat are increasingly seeking security cooperation.
Russia's Security Inroads With Turkmenistan
Afghan-led RECCA and Heart of Asia Processes Can Bolster Regional Stability and Prosperity  
November 14, 2017
Afghan-led RECCA and Heart of Asia Processes Can Bolster Regional Stability and Prosperity  
These two processes, though underutilized, remain the best hope for bringing stability to the region.
Afghan-led RECCA and Heart of Asia Processes Can Bolster Regional Stability and Prosperity  
Central Asia’s Road to Prosperity Runs Through a Peaceful Afghanistan
November 09, 2017
Central Asia’s Road to Prosperity Runs Through a Peaceful Afghanistan
Afghanistan will loom large at the upcoming “Security and Sustainability” conference in Uzbekistan.
Central Asia’s Road to Prosperity Runs Through a Peaceful Afghanistan
Afghanistan Stares Down the Barrel of the Long Defeat
November 04, 2017
Afghanistan Stares Down the Barrel of the Long Defeat
SIGAR paints a worrying picture of the security situation in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Stares Down the Barrel of the Long Defeat
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
August 15, 2017
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
Beset by the resurgent Taliban and internal political rifts, the NUG is struggling to survive.
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
The 5 Wars in Afghanistan
June 27, 2017
The 5 Wars in Afghanistan
U.S. policymakers are oblivious to the fact that Afghanistan is home to not one but five distinct conflicts.
The 5 Wars in Afghanistan
Decoding Afghan Security Forces' Failures
June 23, 2017
Decoding Afghan Security Forces' Failures
Afghanistan's woefully unprepared intelligence and security agencies are as much of a problem as cross-border terrorism.
Decoding Afghan Security Forces' Failures
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
June 23, 2017
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
16 years later, the original rationale for the war on Afghanistan still holds true.
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
June 21, 2017
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
Without China's buy-in, any attempt to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan is doomed.
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
Can China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Work Together?
June 07, 2017
Can China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Work Together?
Trilateral cooperation could hold the key to stabilizing the region.
Can China, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Work Together?
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
May 09, 2017
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
A shared willingness to embrace the Taliban, plus suspicions about the U.S. role, bring Moscow and Islamabad together.
What's Driving Russia-Pakistan Cooperation on Afghanistan?
Why Afghanistan Should Join CPEC
May 05, 2017
Why Afghanistan Should Join CPEC
Trilateral cooperation between Afghanistan, China, and Pakistan on the Belt and Road would benefit all three states.
Why Afghanistan Should Join CPEC
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
April 10, 2017
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
Regional rivalries involving Pakistan, India, Russia, and China complicate an already dire security situation.
The New Cold War Politics in Afghanistan
Why the Taliban Cannot Win the Afghan War
April 01, 2017
Why the Taliban Cannot Win the Afghan War
The group lacks one key asset: popular support from the Afghan people.
Why the Taliban Cannot Win the Afghan War
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
March 30, 2017
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
The insurgent group claims to contest 167 more, many in southern, western and northern Afghanistan.
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
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