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Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal
January 24, 2020

Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal

By Associated Press
Afghans remain divided about whether U.S. and NATO troops should stay after a peace deal -- 46 percent say leave, 33 percent say stay.

Peace in Afghanistan Must Not Ignore Afghan Voices
January 22, 2020

Peace in Afghanistan Must Not Ignore Afghan Voices

By Zaman Sultani
Peace in Afghanistan must be worthy of its name.
Great Britain’s Worst Military Blunder in South Asia
January 18, 2020

Great Britain’s Worst Military Blunder in South Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Recounting the disastrous end of Great Britain’s first invasion of Afghanistan.

As Violence Soars, Time Runs out for Afghan Interpreters
January 10, 2020

As Violence Soars, Time Runs out for Afghan Interpreters

By Associated Press
19,000 Afghan interpreters are still waiting for the State Department to decide their fate.

US Ambassador Leaves Kabul, Ends 2-Year Afghan Tenure
January 06, 2020

US Ambassador Leaves Kabul, Ends 2-Year Afghan Tenure

By Associated Press
The ambassador's departure comes as U.S. tensions with neighboring Iran have soared following a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iran's top general.

Taliban Target Afghan Security Forces, Killing 26
January 02, 2020

Taliban Target Afghan Security Forces, Killing 26

By Associated Press
The latest Taliban attacks underscore that the insurgents are at their strongest point since the beginning of the 18-year war.

Don’t Close the US-Funded American University of Afghanistan
January 01, 2020

Don’t Close the US-Funded American University of Afghanistan

By Ahmadullah Azadani
Washington’s commitment to supporting the institution is vital for its students and all of Afghanistan.
What to Expect from US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Upcoming Visit to Central Asia
December 31, 2019

What to Expect from US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Upcoming Visit to Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
After visits to Ukraine and Belarus early in the new year, Pompeo will touch down in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Taliban Council Agrees to Ceasefire in Afghanistan
December 30, 2019

Taliban Council Agrees to Ceasefire in Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The U.S. and Taliban appear tantalizingly close to an agreement, again.

Asia in 2020: Trends, Risks, and Geopolitics
December 24, 2019

Asia in 2020: Trends, Risks, and Geopolitics

By Ankit Panda
What lies ahead for the Asia-Pacific region in 2020?

US Senator Says US Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan Is Coming in 2020
December 17, 2019

US Senator Says US Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan Is Coming in 2020

By Associated Press
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said Monday that President Donald Trump will announce an American troop drawdown from Afghanistan this week.
An Afghan Woman Takes on Society’s Taboos, One Tattoo at a Time
December 16, 2019

An Afghan Woman Takes on Society’s Taboos, One Tattoo at a Time

By Associated Press
“Being a woman in Afghanistan requires guts,” Suraya Shaheedi, a female tattoo artist, says.

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