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Back to Wakhan: Kyrgyz Returnees Head Back to Afghanistan
August 14, 2018
Back to Wakhan: Kyrgyz Returnees Head Back to Afghanistan
A group of ethnic Kyrgyz who moved to Kyrgyzstan last year from Afghanistan have returned to the Pamirs -- why?
Back to Wakhan: Kyrgyz Returnees Head Back to Afghanistan
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
August 02, 2018
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
There are plenty of reasons to seriously examine Russia’s role in Afghanistan, but what do many analysts miss?
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
July 26, 2018
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
A senior U.S. State Department official visited Doha to seek out talks with the Taliban.
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
July 21, 2018
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
The proposed “Moscow-format” talks advance Russia’s interests in Afghanistan.
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
Afghanistan’s Success Story? Its Young Leaders
July 20, 2018
Afghanistan’s Success Story? Its Young Leaders
Afghanistan’s young leaders are uniquely prepared to move Afghanistan toward a better future.
Afghanistan’s Success Story? Its Young Leaders
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
Can Uzbekistan Help Mediate the Afghan Conflict?
July 13, 2018
Can Uzbekistan Help Mediate the Afghan Conflict?
Mirziyoyev has worked hard to position Uzbekistan as an effective mediator in the Afghanistan conflict.
Can Uzbekistan Help Mediate the Afghan Conflict?
How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
July 09, 2018
How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
Counternarcotics assistance to Tajikistan is one area in which the U.S. might rightfully rethink its approach.
How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
July 04, 2018
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
If Islamabad helped facilitate the recently concluded ceasefire, what’s stopping it from helping arrange a long-term ceasefire?
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
A Solution or the Beginning of an Ethnic Crisis in the Afghan Parliamentary Elections?
July 04, 2018
A Solution or the Beginning of an Ethnic Crisis in the Afghan Parliamentary Elections?
The decision to divide Ghazni into three constituencies could deepen ethnic tensions in the province.
A Solution or the Beginning of an Ethnic Crisis in the Afghan Parliamentary Elections?
Never Again? Europe’s False Human Rights Promise
June 29, 2018
Never Again? Europe’s False Human Rights Promise
Forcing Afghanistan to take back people seeking asylum in EU territory is little short of complicity toward the slaughter of innocents.
Never Again? Europe’s False Human Rights Promise
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
June 21, 2018
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
The conditions are ripening for talks between the Afghan government, the Taliban, and the United States to begin.
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: The Beginning of an Indefinite End
June 15, 2018
Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: The Beginning of an Indefinite End
Nearly a year after the strategy was introduced, the outcomes are inconclusive.
Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: The Beginning of an Indefinite End
The Future of Special Economic Zones in Afghanistan
June 06, 2018
The Future of Special Economic Zones in Afghanistan
How does the Trump administration’s new South Asia Strategy change the plan for establishing SEZs in Afghanistan?
The Future of Special Economic Zones in Afghanistan
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
June 05, 2018
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
The gathering of about 2,000 Muslim scholars and clerics had endorsed a fatwa against the war, calling suicide bombings a sin.
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?
May 30, 2018
What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?
Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is not good news for Afghanistan.
What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?
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