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What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?
August 31, 2018
What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?
The U.S. strategy has faltered out of the gate, thanks to a lack of coordination at home and in the region.
What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?
The Trump Administration's Terrible Idea for Afghanistan's Security Forces
August 14, 2018
The Trump Administration's Terrible Idea for Afghanistan's Security Forces
The Trump administration wants Afghan security forces to withdraw from parts of the country. That is a very bad idea.
The Trump Administration's Terrible Idea for Afghanistan's Security Forces
Terrorism in Asia: The Global Village Effect
August 01, 2018
Terrorism in Asia: The Global Village Effect
How extremists in Asia are feeding off each others’ unrelated conflicts.
Terrorism in Asia: The Global Village Effect
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
July 24, 2018
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence.
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy
June 07, 2018
Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy
Russia is isolating and undermining the United States in the region.
Pay Attention to Russia's South Asia Strategy
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  
A Peaceful Afghanistan Key to Regional Connectivity in South and Central Asia
January 26, 2018
A Peaceful Afghanistan Key to Regional Connectivity in South and Central Asia
Afghanistan's security and prosperity depends on its neighbors, and vice versa.
A Peaceful Afghanistan Key to Regional Connectivity in South and Central Asia
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 Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
October 25, 2017
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
For Iran and Russia, Afghanistan is more likely to be an area of geopolitical competition than a sphere of cooperation.
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
September 14, 2017
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
The illegal drug trade is sabotaging peace in Afghanistan and Myanmar alike.
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
September 07, 2017
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
Saudi Arabia’s increasingly anti-Taliban stance helps Riyadh consolidate its vital regional alliances and isolate Qatar.
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan
August 09, 2017
Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan
The Taliban and Islamic State join forces to target Shiites in Afghanistan.
Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
July 19, 2017
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
A visit to Afghan opium fields challenges the notion that the Taliban controls the lucrative trade.
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
For Peace in Afghanistan, Listen to Afghans
June 28, 2017
For Peace in Afghanistan, Listen to Afghans
There can be no peace without an Afghan-led peace process that involves regional stakeholders.
For Peace in Afghanistan, Listen to Afghans
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
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