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The Pashtun Long March: Reviving the Nonviolent Creed of Bacha Khan
February 13, 2018
The Pashtun Long March: Reviving the Nonviolent Creed of Bacha Khan
What could Bacha Khan teach Pakistan in light of the Pashtun Long March?
The Pashtun Long March: Reviving the Nonviolent Creed of Bacha Khan
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
February 09, 2018
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
The U.S. airstrikes in Badakhshan are likely to please China, which may be helping the Afghans build a base in the region.
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
February 08, 2018
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
The time is quickly approaching when the CASA-1000 countries need to actually start building things.
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
February 02, 2018
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
Competing regional interests have only intensified Afghanistan’s security miseries.
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
Trump’s Way of War in Afghanistan: More Explosions, Less Information
January 31, 2018
Trump’s Way of War in Afghanistan: More Explosions, Less Information
Trump promised a conditions-based approach to Afghanistan. Now the U.S. military is withholding data about the conditions.
Trump’s Way of War in Afghanistan: More Explosions, Less Information
Islamic State Claims Attack on Save the Children Office in Jalalabad
January 25, 2018
Islamic State Claims Attack on Save the Children Office in Jalalabad
As of writing, official sources indicate that at least three people have been killed and 20 injured.
Islamic State Claims Attack on Save the Children Office in Jalalabad
Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy
January 23, 2018
Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy
Led by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Central Asia is taking a more active role in engaging with Afghanistan.
Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
January 17, 2018
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
Bilateral trade, Afghanistan, and North Korea's nukes were on the agenda.
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
January 11, 2018
Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
The visit will be Nursultan Nazarbayev's first under the presidency of Donald Trump.
Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
What Will the Trump Administration's Decision to Withhold Aid From Pakistan Really Accomplish?
January 05, 2018
What Will the Trump Administration's Decision to Withhold Aid From Pakistan Really Accomplish?
The Trump administration makes good on its threats to cut Pakistan off. What happens next?
What Will the Trump Administration's Decision to Withhold Aid From Pakistan Really Accomplish?
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?
According to regional reports, China is set to build an Afghan military outpost in Badakhshan.
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
Turkmenistan Turns Off the Lights in Northern Afghanistan
January 03, 2018
Turkmenistan Turns Off the Lights in Northern Afghanistan
Nothing says friendship like turning off the power on New Year’s Eve.
Turkmenistan Turns Off the Lights in Northern Afghanistan
Afghan, Chinese Ministers of Defense Meet in Beijing
January 02, 2018
Afghan, Chinese Ministers of Defense Meet in Beijing
The meeting underlines growing military-to-military ties.
Afghan, Chinese Ministers of Defense Meet in Beijing
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
December 29, 2017
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
Despite Chinese attempts at mediation, differences between Kabul and Islamabad persist.
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
US Vice President Pence Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan
December 22, 2017
US Vice President Pence Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan
The long war is still on.
US Vice President Pence Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan
China’s Belt and Road Meets Trump’s Afghanistan Plan
December 21, 2017
China’s Belt and Road Meets Trump’s Afghanistan Plan
Could China play the good cop while the U.S. plays the bad cop?
China’s Belt and Road Meets Trump’s Afghanistan Plan
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