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Balochistan’s Role in the Afghanistan Quagmire
August 27, 2019

Balochistan’s Role in the Afghanistan Quagmire

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
How the Pakistani province became embroiled in the Afghan conflict.

Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?
July 20, 2019

Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?

By Samuel Ramani
Not so fast, substantive cooperation between the two on ending the war remains elusive.
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
July 10, 2019

Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer

By Kathy Gannon
The much-touted conference was attended by Taliban, Afghan government representatives, women, and civil society.

Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
July 08, 2019

Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Even as officials continue to talk peace, violence has surged in Afghanistan.

Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’
June 13, 2019

Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’

By Franz J. Marty
In Afghanistan’s “Land of Light,” the Taliban-government war is as much personal blood feud as political conflict.

In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence
May 03, 2019

In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
A recently opened center in Kabul memorializes the victims of Afghanistan’s chronic state of war.

The Forgotten Cold War Sacrifices of the Afghan People
January 08, 2019

The Forgotten Cold War Sacrifices of the Afghan People

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Misconceptions about the Soviet invasion point to a larger problem about the way the world thinks about Afghanistan.
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
June 05, 2018

Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings

By Catherine Putz
The gathering of about 2,000 Muslim scholars and clerics had endorsed a fatwa against the war, calling suicide bombings a sin.

China-Pakistan Relations:  Challenging US Global Leadership
May 30, 2018

China-Pakistan Relations:  Challenging US Global Leadership

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Harrison Akins.

Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos
April 01, 2018

Inside the Minds of Afghanistan’s Commandos

By Franz J. Marty
It’s said Afghanistan’s special forces have never lost a battle, but what do they think of the war?

Talking to the Taliban: The Trump Edition
March 27, 2018

Talking to the Taliban: The Trump Edition

By Sudha Ratan
Why talk to the Taliban now?
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
January 05, 2018

Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?

By Catherine Putz
According to regional reports, China is set to build an Afghan military outpost in Badakhshan.

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