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?
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
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
By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai
2015 saw Afghanistan face several challenges, but the National Unity Government saw modest success as well.
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
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?
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
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
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
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
By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Taliban have dug in around the city and have widened their attacks.