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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.
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

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan's security and prosperity depends on its neighbors, and vice versa.

Afghanistan Stares Down the Barrel of the Long Defeat
November 04, 2017

Afghanistan Stares Down the Barrel of the Long Defeat

By Gautham Ashok
SIGAR paints a worrying picture of the security situation in Afghanistan.

The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
October 25, 2017

The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan

By Samuel Ramani
For Iran and Russia, Afghanistan is more likely to be an area of geopolitical competition than a sphere of cooperation.

War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
September 14, 2017

War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar

By Austin Bodetti
The illegal drug trade is sabotaging peace in Afghanistan and Myanmar alike.
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?

By Samuel Ramani
Saudi Arabia’s increasingly anti-Taliban stance helps Riyadh consolidate its vital regional alliances and isolate Qatar.

Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan
August 09, 2017

Sectarian War Is Looming Over Afghanistan

By Rustam Ali Seerat
The Taliban and Islamic State join forces to target Shiites in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
July 19, 2017

Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers

By Franz J. Marty
A visit to Afghan opium fields challenges the notion that the Taliban controls the lucrative trade.

For Peace in Afghanistan, Listen to Afghans
June 28, 2017

For Peace in Afghanistan, Listen to Afghans

By M. Ashraf Haidari
There can be no peace without an Afghan-led peace process that involves regional stakeholders.

Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
June 23, 2017

Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?

By Wali Shaaker
16 years later, the original rationale for the war on Afghanistan still holds true.

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

By Daud Khattak
Without China's buy-in, any attempt to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan is doomed.
Winning the Elusive Peace Against Terrorism in Afghanistan
June 12, 2017

Winning the Elusive Peace Against Terrorism in Afghanistan

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Bringing peace to Afghanistan will require renewed commitment from partners and neighbors.

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