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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
Ghani Goes After Afghanistan’s Warlords
July 19, 2018
Ghani Goes After Afghanistan’s Warlords
In order to succeed, Ghani’s crackdown on warlords must proceed transparently and cut a wide path across Afghanistan.
Ghani Goes After Afghanistan’s Warlords
Afghanistan: Technocrats vs. Warlords
July 07, 2018
Afghanistan: Technocrats vs. Warlords
At a critical moment for peace talks with the Taliban, warlords and strongmen pose a challenge to the central government.
Afghanistan: Technocrats vs. Warlords
When Will Afghan Civilians Get Justice?
August 15, 2017
When Will Afghan Civilians Get Justice?
Further delay in delivering justice for civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes plays into the hands of the Taliban.
When Will Afghan Civilians Get Justice?
Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.
July 26, 2017
Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.
Ordinary Afghans are growing ever more pessimistic about the National Unity Government.
Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.
Afghanistan: Choosing Peace Over Justice
July 20, 2017
Afghanistan: Choosing Peace Over Justice
In sidelining justice for peace, Afghanistan has wound up enjoying neither.
Afghanistan: Choosing Peace Over Justice
Afghanistan's Militias: The Enemy Within?
January 04, 2017
Afghanistan's Militias: The Enemy Within?
Local militias may be allied with the state now, but historically they have posed dangers to the central government.
Afghanistan's Militias: The Enemy Within?
How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan
December 30, 2016
How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan
Although the ISKP is at a disadvantage, several factors could help it rise again in 2017.
How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan
Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?
July 21, 2016
Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?
Can Afghan President Ashraf Ghani succeed in his ambitious vision for remaking the country?
Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?
Afghanistan: Where Warlords Fear to Tread
May 07, 2015
Afghanistan: Where Warlords Fear to Tread
Afghanistan’s complexity refuses to fade as quickly as its strategic importance.
Afghanistan: Where Warlords Fear to Tread
Shades of Gray in Afghanistan
April 08, 2015
Shades of Gray in Afghanistan
A former U.S. brigade commander recounts his experience dealing with a recently assassinated Afghan warlord.
Shades of Gray in Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
October 26, 2014
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
Some of Afghanistan’s warlords have decided to buy into the political process.
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
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