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A House Divided: How Afghanistan's National Unity Government Is Crumbling
October 30, 2017
A House Divided: How Afghanistan's National Unity Government Is Crumbling
Identity politics in Kabul undermines U.S. objectives in Afghanistan.
A House Divided: How Afghanistan's National Unity Government Is Crumbling
Tillerson to Follow Ghani to India, After a Brief Stop in Pakistan
October 24, 2017
Tillerson to Follow Ghani to India, After a Brief Stop in Pakistan
On Tuesday, Afghan President Ghani visited India. On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson is to do the same.
Tillerson to Follow Ghani to India, After a Brief Stop in Pakistan
Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats
October 07, 2017
Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats
The 12th Silk Road Mayors Forum is due to open in Kabul on October 20.
Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
September 20, 2017
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
By hunkering down, the U.S. and Afghan governments hope to eventually bring the Taliban to the table.
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
Extortion 17: The Mission and the Tragedy in Afghanistan
September 16, 2017
Extortion 17: The Mission and the Tragedy in Afghanistan
In The Final Mission of Extortion 17, Ed Darack details the 2011 shootdown of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan.
Extortion 17: The Mission and the Tragedy in Afghanistan
Will Pakistan Part Ways With Its Proxies?
September 13, 2017
Will Pakistan Part Ways With Its Proxies?
The recent BRICS declaration can be read as a gentle push from China for Pakistan to ditch the Taliban.
Will Pakistan Part Ways With Its Proxies?
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
September 08, 2017
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
The U.S. military ordered 150 MD-530F high-altitude scout helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
September 07, 2017
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
Saudi Arabia’s increasingly anti-Taliban stance helps Riyadh consolidate its vital regional alliances and isolate Qatar.
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
August 28, 2017
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
The United States is not working on a winning strategy in Afghanistan anymore.
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
Trump’s Afghanistan Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
August 25, 2017
Trump’s Afghanistan Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
U.S. President Donald J. Trump's plan for Afghanistan leaves several open questions.
Trump’s Afghanistan Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
August 23, 2017
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
Moscow would like to avoid having to militarily intervene itself.
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
August 23, 2017
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
The quagmire in Afghanistan continues under a new administration bent on bombing its way to victory.
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
August 22, 2017
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Counterterrorism is in and nation-building is out, but the United States still has no way out of Afghanistan.
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan
August 21, 2017
Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan
The potential for success by relying on PMCs remains uncertain.
Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan
Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar
August 17, 2017
Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar
The UAE’s attempt at moderating the Taliban through diplomacy ultimately fell short.
Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar
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?
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