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2015: Afghanistan's Make-or-Break Year
December 31, 2014
2015: Afghanistan's Make-or-Break Year
Major security, political, and economic challenges await Afghanistan in 2015.
2015: Afghanistan's Make-or-Break Year
The Afghan Unity Government’s Three Perils
October 06, 2014
The Afghan Unity Government’s Three Perils
The new power sharing agreement takes an unstable country into unchartered territory.
The Afghan Unity Government’s Three Perils
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
October 02, 2014
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
The Diplomat's interview with the new president of Afghanistan.
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
US, Afghanistan Cement Long Delayed Security Agreement
October 01, 2014
US, Afghanistan Cement Long Delayed Security Agreement
After nearly a year of waiting, the United States and Afghanistan signed the Bilateral Security Agreement.
US, Afghanistan Cement Long Delayed Security Agreement
Afghanistan Inaugurates New President, Chief Executive
September 30, 2014
Afghanistan Inaugurates New President, Chief Executive
Afghanistan inaugurated Ashraf Ghani as its 13th president, marking its first successful democratic transition of power.
Afghanistan Inaugurates New President, Chief Executive
So, When Can We Expect a US-Afghanistan Security Agreement?
September 25, 2014
So, When Can We Expect a US-Afghanistan Security Agreement?
After a year of delay, the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) will finally be signed.
So, When Can We Expect a US-Afghanistan Security Agreement?
10 Priorities for Afghanistan’s New President
September 24, 2014
10 Priorities for Afghanistan’s New President
Now that a power-sharing deal has been done, these are the most urgent tasks for the new government.
10 Priorities for Afghanistan’s New President
NATO on Afghanistan: No Post-2014 Troop Numbers Plans Without Security Agreement
September 05, 2014
NATO on Afghanistan: No Post-2014 Troop Numbers Plans Without Security Agreement
NATO has no basis for keeping troops in Afghanistan beyond this year without a completed Status of Forces Agreement.
NATO on Afghanistan: No Post-2014 Troop Numbers Plans Without Security Agreement
Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux
August 29, 2014
Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux
U.S. foreign policy will need to react flexibly and creatively to possible outcomes in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux
Karzai Will Leave Office on September 2
August 26, 2014
Karzai Will Leave Office on September 2
Karzai declares that he'll leave office on September 2 to ramp up the pressure on Ghani and Abdullah.
Karzai Will Leave Office on September 2
US-China Dialogue: Road to Nowhere?
July 12, 2014
US-China Dialogue: Road to Nowhere?
U.S. editors Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck discuss the outcomes of the U.S.-China S&ED and Afghanistan's electoral crisis.
US-China Dialogue: Road to Nowhere?
The Future of Afghanistan
June 23, 2014
The Future of Afghanistan
Interview: Andrew Wilder on the recent elections in Afghanistan and how to secure the country post-2014
The Future of Afghanistan
Obama: 9,800 Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Post-2014
May 28, 2014
Obama: 9,800 Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Post-2014
The United States will keep just shy of 10,000 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
Obama: 9,800 Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Post-2014
CIA-Backed Militias Disband in Afghanistan
May 06, 2014
CIA-Backed Militias Disband in Afghanistan
The CIA has released thousands of Afghan fighters from its payroll, leaving a major security vacuum.
CIA-Backed Militias Disband in Afghanistan
Afghan Election Runoff: Calling Obama and Karzai
May 04, 2014
Afghan Election Runoff: Calling Obama and Karzai
The runoff faces security and political risks. The two rivals should cooperate in avoiding them.
Afghan Election Runoff: Calling Obama and Karzai
Interview: Abdullah Abdullah
May 01, 2014
Interview: Abdullah Abdullah
The Diplomat speaks with Abdullah Abdullah, the frontrunner in the Afghanistan presidential election.
Interview: Abdullah Abdullah
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