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A Battle of Several Fronts: Afghan Women in the Security Forces
April 30, 2018
A Battle of Several Fronts: Afghan Women in the Security Forces
Afghanistan can do more to bring women into the security forces, and the country will benefit greatly from doing so.
A Battle of Several Fronts: Afghan Women in the Security Forces
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
April 17, 2018
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
It’s not surprising that the Taliban have not responded to Ghani’s peace offer.
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos
April 01, 2018
Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos
It’s said Afghanistan’s special forces have never lost a battle, but what do they think of the war?
Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos
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
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?
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