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The Myth of a Sustainable Stalemate in Afghanistan
August 20, 2021

The Myth of a Sustainable Stalemate in Afghanistan

By Gil Barndollar
Biden's choice was indeed between withdrawal and escalation. There never was a sustainable stalemate that could have been maintained.

‘Welcome Home’: Evacuation Flight Brings 200 Afghans to US
July 30, 2021

‘Welcome Home’: Evacuation Flight Brings 200 Afghans to US

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Matthew Lee
Subsequent flights are due to bring more of the roughly 700 applicants who are farthest along in the process of getting visas.
Biden Says U.S. War in Afghanistan Will End August 31
July 09, 2021

Biden Says U.S. War in Afghanistan Will End August 31

By Zeke Miller and Aamer Madhani
Biden said he didn't trust the Taliban but trusted the capacity of the Afghan military to defend the government.

Biden Announces Plan for US Exit from Afghan War, Urges Attention to Future Challenges
April 15, 2021

Biden Announces Plan for US Exit from Afghan War, Urges Attention to Future Challenges

By Catherine Putz
"No one wants to say that we should be in Afghanistan forever. But they insist that now is not the right moment to leave,” Biden rebuffs critics, charting a U.S. exit from its longest war.

The US Must Help Afghans Who Helped It
April 08, 2021

The US Must Help Afghans Who Helped It

By James Schwemlein and Earl Anthony Wayne
While working for a sustainable peace, the U.S. must also recognize that withdrawing from Afghanistan should not mean abandoning the many Afghans who supported its mission.

Even as Peace Talks Resume, Killing Soars in Afghanistan
February 26, 2021

Even as Peace Talks Resume, Killing Soars in Afghanistan

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
After a month-long hiatus, the Taliban and Afghan government are talking again. Will it make a difference for Afghans?

President Biden’s Afghanistan Challenge
February 17, 2021

President Biden’s Afghanistan Challenge

By Daud Khattak
The fate of the U.S.-Taliban deal hangs in the balance, while the peace process stalls. What will the Biden administration ultimately do about Afghanistan?
Latest Phase of Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Off to Slow Start
January 12, 2021

Latest Phase of Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Off to Slow Start

By Catherine Putz
Agreeing on an agenda will prove a difficult task, with the Afghan government prioritizing a ceasefire and the Taliban a political arrangement. 

Counterterrorism or Counterinsurgency? Biden’s Coming Afghanistan Dilemma
December 16, 2020

Counterterrorism or Counterinsurgency? Biden’s Coming Afghanistan Dilemma

By Carlo J.V. Caro
History bears witness to the challenges both strategies face in Afghanistan.

What Can Pakistan Expect From the Biden Administration?
December 04, 2020

What Can Pakistan Expect From the Biden Administration?

By Umair Jamal
While it is likely that Pakistan will see some relief come January, the United States’ policy toward that country will also be shaped by its relations with China and India.

How the Trump Administration Set Afghanistan Up to Fail
November 18, 2020

How the Trump Administration Set Afghanistan Up to Fail

By Sohrab Azad
The Trump administration has left Biden few options in Afghanistan, and the Taliban aren’t going anywhere.
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