China’s Gamble in Afghanistan
By Ahmed S. Cheema
China is not the first to try to buy stability in Afghanistan. Will Beijing succeed where the U.S. and USSR failed?
Securing Afghanistan Remains SCO’s Neglected Mission Possible
By M. Ashraf Haidari
Crises in Afghanistan directly threaten the entire SCO region, yet the organization has done little to address the problem.
Afghanistan: Technocrats vs. Warlords
By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
At a critical moment for peace talks with the Taliban, warlords and strongmen pose a challenge to the central government.
Can Afghanistan Return to Its Pre-2014 Boom Time?
By Omar Joya
The Afghan government will struggle to jump-start economic growth while political uncertainty is perhaps at its height.
Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.
By Noah Coburn
Ordinary Afghans are growing ever more pessimistic about the National Unity Government.
What Trump's Afghanistan Policy Means for India
By Sourina Bej
The Trump administration seems to expect more Indian involvement in Afghanistan. Is that wise?
Heart of Asia 2016: Phony Peacemaking for Afghanistan?
By Bawa Singh
Until HoA members are truly dedicated to eliminating terrorism, the annual meetings will remain empty talk.