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On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
January 04, 2019
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
A strategy for Afghanistan must put events in proper order and move forward with caution.
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
December 28, 2018
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
It's past time for India to take stock of new realities in Afghanistan.
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections
November 28, 2018
Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections
Mohammad Hanif Atmar vows to put an end to the ongoing insurgency as he announces his candidacy.  
Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
November 16, 2018
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
The Ghani government’s negligence when it comes to non-Pashtuns is clear.
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
November 16, 2018
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
The high toll raises questions about the sustainability of government forces in Afghanistan.
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
Another Eid, Another Ceasefire Attempt in Afghanistan
August 23, 2018
Another Eid, Another Ceasefire Attempt in Afghanistan
The latest attempt at a ceasefire is a positive development for Afghanistan.
Another Eid, Another Ceasefire Attempt in Afghanistan
Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?
August 16, 2018
Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?
Rouhani’s outreach to Ghani at the SCO summit this summer may herald an improvement in bilateral ties.
Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
August 15, 2018
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
With talks up north and violence in the southeast, the war in Afghanistan lurches toward its 17th year.
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
July 24, 2018
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence.
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
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
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
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
June 15, 2018
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
Recent exchanges, and the involvement of China and the US, hints that this time may be different.
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
June 07, 2018
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
Afghanistan's next elections can set up the bedrock for sustainable democratic institutions in the country.
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
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
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?
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
May 14, 2018
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
M. Ashraf Haidari explores the challenges and opportunities facing the peace process.
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
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