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How Will the Taliban Affect Violent Extremism in Mindanao?
September 22, 2021

How Will the Taliban Affect Violent Extremism in Mindanao?

By Kenneth Yeo
Violent extremists in the southern Philippines have generally remained aloof from global jihadist currents, but Manila should not be complacent.

What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia
September 15, 2021

What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia

By V. Arianti and Unaesah Rahmah
In line with the official stance of IS and its affiliates, Indonesian IS supporters view the Taliban as polytheistic and even apostate.
Can India Engage With the Taliban?
September 07, 2021

Can India Engage With the Taliban?

By Mohamed Zeeshan
While domestic politics and moral compulsions pull India away from the Taliban, its strategic interests will push it to engage with the new government in Kabul.

The Taliban, 9/11 and An American Evacuation
August 26, 2021

The Taliban, 9/11 and An American Evacuation

By Luke Hunt
A conversation about the last 20 years in Afghanistan.

In Afghanistan, Deja Vu All Over Again
July 17, 2021

In Afghanistan, Deja Vu All Over Again

By Aidai Masylkanova
Just as in 2014, there is a sense of anxiety bordering on panic about the impending U.S. withdrawal.

Afghanistan: War in the Time of Coronavirus
April 30, 2020

Afghanistan: War in the Time of Coronavirus

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Despite a peace deal and the devastating spread of COVID-19, the Afghan war sill rages on.

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Hopelessness
March 04, 2020

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Hopelessness

By Daud Khattak
The biggest obstacle to peace is no longer the Taliban, but the political fractures in Kabul.
The Rocky Road From Doha to Intra-Afghan talks
February 28, 2020

The Rocky Road From Doha to Intra-Afghan talks

By Matthew Willner-Reid
6 potential pitfalls could upend talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban before they even begin.

Afghanistan: Ghani-Abdullah Row May Thwart the Prospect of Peace
February 22, 2020

Afghanistan: Ghani-Abdullah Row May Thwart the Prospect of Peace

By Daud Khattak
Even as a U.S.-Taliban peace deal is announced, Kabul is in the grips of a political crisis.

What Kind of Government Do Afghans Want?
February 05, 2020

What Kind of Government Do Afghans Want?

By Yaqub Ibrahimi
A political settlement in Afghanistan will require an agreement on regime type: electoral democracy versus emirate. What do the people prefer?

Afghanistan’s Turbulent Decade
January 28, 2020

Afghanistan’s Turbulent Decade

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
From 2010 to 2020, the Taliban insurgency picked up steam while Afghanistan’s institutional dysfunction deepened.
Taliban Say Mystery Crash in Afghanistan Was US Aircraft
January 28, 2020

Taliban Say Mystery Crash in Afghanistan Was US Aircraft

By Associated Press
A Taliban spokesman claims a U.S. Air Force plane crashed in Ghazni province, in territory controlled by the militant group.

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