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How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
June 13, 2018

How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban

By Austin Bodetti
Much of the Taliban’s armory comes from American equipment given to the Afghan military and police.
The Taliban Made War. Are They Showing They Can Make Peace?
June 12, 2018

The Taliban Made War. Are They Showing They Can Make Peace?

By Ahmad Shuja Jamal
The Taliban's announced ceasefire represents a tentative move toward peace. Will it hold?

The Future of Special Economic Zones in Afghanistan
June 06, 2018

The Future of Special Economic Zones in Afghanistan

By Farmanullah Bismil
How does the Trump administration’s new South Asia Strategy change the plan for establishing SEZs in Afghanistan?

The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
May 14, 2018

The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ

By M. Ashraf Haidari
M. Ashraf Haidari explores the challenges and opportunities facing the peace process.

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

By Jawad Zawulistani
Afghanistan can do more to bring women into the security forces, and the country will benefit greatly from doing so.
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  

By Mushtaq Rahim
It’s not surprising that the Taliban have not responded to Ghani’s peace offer.

Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos
April 01, 2018

Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos

By Franz J. Marty
It’s said Afghanistan’s special forces have never lost a battle, but what do they think of the war?
The History of Chinese Mediation Between Afghanistan and Pakistan
January 05, 2018

The History of Chinese Mediation Between Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
Kabul and Islamabad have long requested China help them settle their differences.

What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
January 02, 2018

What Living in Kabul Is Really Like

By Franz J. Marty
Afghanistan's capital is not even half as dangerous as everyone thinks.

Russia's Security Inroads With Turkmenistan
November 24, 2017

Russia's Security Inroads With Turkmenistan

By Samuel Ramani
Beyond economic relations, Moscow and Ashgabat are increasingly seeking security cooperation.

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  

By M. Ashraf Haidari
These two processes, though underutilized, remain the best hope for bringing stability to the region.
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

By Tadamichi Yamamoto
Afghanistan will loom large at the upcoming “Security and Sustainability” conference in Uzbekistan.

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