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US, Afghan Casualties Continue to Climb Even Amid Peace Talks
April 09, 2019
US, Afghan Casualties Continue to Climb Even Amid Peace Talks
Since Monday, 3 American soldiers and 20 Afghan troops have been killed in Taliban attacks.
US, Afghan Casualties Continue to Climb Even Amid Peace Talks
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
February 27, 2019
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
The grassroots peace process is working – it just needs time, say civil society activists
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
December 19, 2018
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
The Taliban will be a legitimate party in any eventual peace deal. Time for India to accept reality and start talking.
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
In Afghanistan, a Rushed Peace Will Be a Short Peace
December 13, 2018
In Afghanistan, a Rushed Peace Will Be a Short Peace
Afghans remain divided on the possibility of peace, and strongly fearful of the Taliban.
In Afghanistan, a Rushed Peace Will Be a Short Peace
Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
September 01, 2018
Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
Russia has been seeking to establish a leading role in the stabilization of Afghanistan.
Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
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?
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