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Afghanistan’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan, Part 1: 1991-2014
April 11, 2019
Afghanistan’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan, Part 1: 1991-2014
Since the early '90s, Kabul has tried to convince China to intervene with Pakistan on its behalf – to little success.
Afghanistan’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan, Part 1: 1991-2014
Taliban to Take Part in ‘Intra-Afghan’ Talks in Moscow
February 05, 2019
Taliban to Take Part in ‘Intra-Afghan’ Talks in Moscow
The Taliban will be talking with opposition politicians and tribal elders – but not representatives of the government in Kabul.
Taliban to Take Part in ‘Intra-Afghan’ Talks in Moscow
Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
September 27, 2018
Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
Despite recent rumblings, the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement isn't going anywhere.
Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
Hamid Karzai and the Russia Connection
November 03, 2017
Hamid Karzai and the Russia Connection
The former Afghan president is promoting positions closely aligned with Russian interests.
Hamid Karzai and the Russia Connection
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
March 11, 2017
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
Historically, Kabul has had many different motives for engaging with Pakistani Pashtuns.
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
December 16, 2016
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
Kabul's foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition.
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
The Failure of Foreign Aid in Afghanistan
October 18, 2016
The Failure of Foreign Aid in Afghanistan
Attempts to buy security have been misguided.
The Failure of Foreign Aid in Afghanistan
The Coming Political Crisis in Afghanistan
September 23, 2016
The Coming Political Crisis in Afghanistan
The National Unity Government could split apart when its power sharing deal expires on September 30.
The Coming Political Crisis in Afghanistan
What Next for the Afghanistan Peace Talks?
August 05, 2015
What Next for the Afghanistan Peace Talks?
The Taliban leadership issue appears to have derailed the process.
What Next for the Afghanistan Peace Talks?
How Hamid Karzai Continues to Rule Afghanistan From Beyond the (Political) Grave
July 25, 2015
How Hamid Karzai Continues to Rule Afghanistan From Beyond the (Political) Grave
The former Afghan president is leveraging a personal network to exercise influence beyond his term.
How Hamid Karzai Continues to Rule Afghanistan From Beyond the (Political) Grave
Interview: Afghanistan’s Foreign Policy
May 21, 2015
Interview: Afghanistan’s Foreign Policy
How has Afghanistan’s foreign policy evolved under President Ashraf Ghani?
Interview: Afghanistan’s Foreign Policy
Shades of Grey in Afghanistan: A Conversation with James Creighton
April 15, 2015
Shades of Grey in Afghanistan: A Conversation with James Creighton
Ankit Panda speaks to Col. James L. Creighton (U.S. Army, Ret.) about his experiences working with an Afghan warlord.
Shades of Grey in Afghanistan: A Conversation with James Creighton
Interview: Daniel Markey
April 02, 2015
Interview: Daniel Markey
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's extraordinarily successful trip to Washington, and the new outlook for Afghanistan.
Interview: Daniel Markey
Why Did Afghanistan Just Suspend a Request for Heavy Weaponry from India?
February 13, 2015
Why Did Afghanistan Just Suspend a Request for Heavy Weaponry from India?
What spurred a sudden Afghan decision to suspend a request for Indian heavy weaponry?
Why Did Afghanistan Just Suspend a Request for Heavy Weaponry from India?
Afghanistan’s Complex Peace Calculus
November 10, 2014
Afghanistan’s Complex Peace Calculus
A host of factors – and actors – need to be considered as Afghanistan starts down the road to peace.
Afghanistan’s Complex Peace Calculus
Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity: Risk and Opportunity
October 14, 2014
Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity: Risk and Opportunity
When it comes to the prospects for Afghanistan’s power sharing arrangement, history is not encouraging.
Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity: Risk and Opportunity
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