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Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
April 20, 2018
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
The planned elections could be a part of establishing peace but they pose significant risks as well.
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
April 17, 2018
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
It’s not surprising that the Taliban have not responded to Ghani’s peace offer.
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
April 04, 2018
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
Progress on freedom of speech, political participation, and women’s rights in Afghanistan cannot be compromised.
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
Squeezing Pakistan For Results in Afghanistan
March 28, 2018
Squeezing Pakistan For Results in Afghanistan
Washington needs to give the dialogue process a chance in Afghanistan.
Squeezing Pakistan For Results in Afghanistan
Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
March 12, 2018
Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
Is the Afghan president's bold gambit doomed to failure?
Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
A Way Forward for Afghanistan After the 2nd Kabul Process Conference
March 07, 2018
A Way Forward for Afghanistan After the 2nd Kabul Process Conference
Ashraf Ghani's offer to the Taliban has been repudiated. The problem remains across the border, in Pakistan.
A Way Forward for Afghanistan After the 2nd Kabul Process Conference
Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
February 02, 2018
Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
It is time to seriously assess the performance of the Afghan National Unity Government.
Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
Ghani’s Revealing Slip of The Tongue
December 12, 2017
Ghani’s Revealing Slip of The Tongue
The Afghan president accidentally makes a sexist comment, revealing the depths of gender inequality in Afghanistan.
Ghani’s Revealing Slip of The Tongue
Ghani and Mirziyoyev Meet, Renew Afghan-Uzbek Ties
December 06, 2017
Ghani and Mirziyoyev Meet, Renew Afghan-Uzbek Ties
Connectivity was at the heart of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Uzbekistan this week.
Ghani and Mirziyoyev Meet, Renew Afghan-Uzbek Ties
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
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
October 25, 2017
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
For Iran and Russia, Afghanistan is more likely to be an area of geopolitical competition than a sphere of cooperation.
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
October 24, 2017
Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
The U.S. secretary of state stopped in for an unannounced visit.
Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
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
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
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
July 27, 2017
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
Afghanistan's mineral wealth could help kickstart the economy, but beware of the resource curse.
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
July 18, 2017
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
After being turned away from Mazar-i-Sharif and refusing to land in Kabul, a plane carrying Dostum reportedly landed in Ashgabat.
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
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