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
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
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Harrison Akins.
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
By Sudha Ratan
Why talk to the Taliban now?
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.
Afghanistan Stares Down the Barrel of the Long Defeat
By Gautham Ashok
SIGAR paints a worrying picture of the security situation in Afghanistan.
When Will Afghan Civilians Get Justice?
By Neha Dwivedi
Further delay in delivering justice for civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes plays into the hands of the Taliban.
Why Is Afghanistan the 'Graveyard of Empires'?
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
A brief history of the empires that were broken in the Hindu Kush.
The Real Key to Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy
By Touqir Hussain
The president and his team must remember one puzzle piece as they formulate their approach.
Can a New US Surge Stabilize Afghanistan?
By Ali Reza Sarwar
Trump is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan, but that won't solve the underlying problems.
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
By Ankit Panda
A revealing interview with Putin's top envoy in Afghanistan suggests continued rapprochement with the Taliban.