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Fall of Kunduz

The Taliban's New Plan for Capturing Kunduz
March 28, 2017

The Taliban's New Plan for Capturing Kunduz

By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban seem determined to upgrade their strategy from 2016, posing a continued threat to provincial capitals.

Are the Taliban Gearing up to Recapture Kunduz?
August 18, 2016

Are the Taliban Gearing up to Recapture Kunduz?

By Shawn Snow
The militant groups appears to be repeating its "October surprise" playbook in the area around Kunduz.
Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan
May 09, 2016

Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan

By Ankit Panda
Details from the Pentagon's inquiry into the Battle for Kunduz in October 2015 highlight high combat involvement for U.S. forces.

Afghanistan’s Successes and Failures in 2015
January 04, 2016

Afghanistan’s Successes and Failures in 2015

By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai
2015 saw Afghanistan face several challenges, but the National Unity Government saw modest success as well.

Afghanistan: After Kunduz
December 16, 2015

Afghanistan: After Kunduz

By Patricia Gossman
Fearing the Taliban is preparing for another assault, locals wonder if they can trust in the government.

The Implications of the Taliban Shootout
December 09, 2015

The Implications of the Taliban Shootout

By Khyber Sarban
Recent reports of a shooting, and the killing or wounding of its leader, reveals serious divisions within the Taliban.

A Turning Point in Afghanistan-India Relations?
November 24, 2015

A Turning Point in Afghanistan-India Relations?

By Ankit Panda
Recent developments in the India-Afghanistan bilateral relationship suggest a major shift may be afoot.
Afghanistan After the US-Iran Nuclear Deal
November 16, 2015

Afghanistan After the US-Iran Nuclear Deal

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Could the deal pave the way for greater regional cooperation in Afghanistan’s fight against terrorism?

The Plight of Afghanistan’s Soldiers
October 07, 2015

The Plight of Afghanistan’s Soldiers

By Ali Reza Sarwar and Moh. Sayed Madadi
The Afghan government is failing to provide its military with the leadership and support it needs.

Afghanistan Struggles to Contain the Taliban
October 05, 2015

Afghanistan Struggles to Contain the Taliban

By Daniel R. DePetris
The fall of Kunduz last week underscores the difficulties the Afghan National Army is having on its own.

Afghanistan: Offensive to Retake Kunduz Fails
September 30, 2015

Afghanistan: Offensive to Retake Kunduz Fails

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Taliban have dug in around the city and have widened their attacks.
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