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In Afghanistan, the War Goes On
October 01, 2019

In Afghanistan, the War Goes On

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
After 18 years, the United States is still entangled in war in Afghanistan.

How Afghanistan’s Judiciary Lost Its Independence
June 05, 2019

How Afghanistan’s Judiciary Lost Its Independence

By Sayed Ziafatullah Saeedi
For reasons both structural and political, the Afghan Supreme Court has turned into a de facto ally of the president.
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

By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
Since the early '90s, Kabul has tried to convince China to intervene with Pakistan on its behalf – to little success.

Taliban to Take Part in ‘Intra-Afghan’ Talks in Moscow
February 05, 2019

Taliban to Take Part in ‘Intra-Afghan’ Talks in Moscow

By Kathy Gannon and Rahim Faiez
The Taliban will be talking with opposition politicians and tribal elders – but not representatives of the government in Kabul.

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

By Ankit Panda
Despite recent rumblings, the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement isn't going anywhere.

Hamid Karzai and the Russia Connection
November 03, 2017

Hamid Karzai and the Russia Connection

By Samuel Ramani
The former Afghan president is promoting positions closely aligned with Russian interests.

'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
March 11, 2017

'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy

By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
Historically, Kabul has had many different motives for engaging with Pakistani Pashtuns.
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
December 16, 2016

The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle

By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
Kabul's foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition.

The Failure of Foreign Aid in Afghanistan
October 18, 2016

The Failure of Foreign Aid in Afghanistan

By Reza Farzam and Rustam Ali Seerat
Attempts to buy security have been misguided.

The Coming Political Crisis in Afghanistan
September 23, 2016

The Coming Political Crisis in Afghanistan

By Abdul Basit
The National Unity Government could split apart when its power sharing deal expires on September 30.

What Next for the Afghanistan Peace Talks?
August 05, 2015

What Next for the Afghanistan Peace Talks?

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The Taliban leadership issue appears to have derailed the process.
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

By Kambaiz Rafi
The former Afghan president is leveraging a personal network to exercise influence beyond his term.

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