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Here Come Afghanistan’s Youth
December 01, 2018

Here Come Afghanistan’s Youth

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Afghanistan’s election was a battle between traditional strongmen and young optimists.

Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
July 24, 2018

Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones

By Ahmad Mohibi
Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence.
Ghani Goes After Afghanistan’s Warlords
July 19, 2018

Ghani Goes After Afghanistan’s Warlords

By Mushtaq Rahim
In order to succeed, Ghani’s crackdown on warlords must proceed transparently and cut a wide path across Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Technocrats vs. Warlords
July 07, 2018

Afghanistan: Technocrats vs. Warlords

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
At a critical moment for peace talks with the Taliban, warlords and strongmen pose a challenge to the central government.

When Will Afghan Civilians Get Justice?
August 15, 2017

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.

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.

By Noah Coburn
Ordinary Afghans are growing ever more pessimistic about the National Unity Government.

Afghanistan: Choosing Peace Over Justice
July 20, 2017

Afghanistan: Choosing Peace Over Justice

By Neha Dwivedi
In sidelining justice for peace, Afghanistan has wound up enjoying neither.
Afghanistan's Militias: The Enemy Within?
January 04, 2017

Afghanistan's Militias: The Enemy Within?

By Laura Cesaretti
Local militias may be allied with the state now, but historically they have posed dangers to the central government.

How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan
December 30, 2016

How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan

By Daud Khattak
Although the ISKP is at a disadvantage, several factors could help it rise again in 2017.

Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?
July 21, 2016

Will Afghanistan’s Lone Fighter Succeed?

By Ali Reza Sarwar
Can Afghan President Ashraf Ghani succeed in his ambitious vision for remaking the country?

Afghanistan: Where Warlords Fear to Tread
May 07, 2015

Afghanistan: Where Warlords Fear to Tread

By Patrick Knapp
Afghanistan’s complexity refuses to fade as quickly as its strategic importance.
Shades of Gray in Afghanistan
April 08, 2015

Shades of Gray in Afghanistan

By James L. Creighton
A former U.S. brigade commander recounts his experience dealing with a recently assassinated Afghan warlord.

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