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Yes, The US Can Live With Taliban Rule
July 10, 2013
Yes, The US Can Live With Taliban Rule
While hardly ideal, NATO could secure its basic interests in Afghanistan with the Taliban in Kabul.
Yes, The US Can Live With Taliban Rule
The Taliban’s Mixed Message Confuses the Peace Process
June 26, 2013
The Taliban’s Mixed Message Confuses the Peace Process
Despite Taliban attacks in Kabul, Obama and Karzai have agreed to hold peace talks.
The Taliban’s Mixed Message Confuses the Peace Process
Realpolitik: Taliban Style
June 25, 2013
Realpolitik: Taliban Style
The Taliban’s recent charm offensive cements its status as a shrewd practitioner of 4th generation warfare.
Realpolitik: Taliban Style
U.S.-Taliban Talks Hang in the Balance
June 24, 2013
U.S.-Taliban Talks Hang in the Balance
Afghans fear for their future as U.S.-Taliban talks have been routed by a diplomatic row.
U.S.-Taliban Talks Hang in the Balance
Afghanistan: No End in Sight
June 21, 2013
Afghanistan: No End in Sight
The imbroglio over U.S.-Taliban peace talks suggests the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan will be no simple matter.
Afghanistan: No End in Sight
Why India Can’t Fulfill Afghanistan’s Wish List
May 31, 2013
Why India Can’t Fulfill Afghanistan’s Wish List
Afghanistan’s wish list for India raises concerns over the security of the region.
Why India Can’t Fulfill Afghanistan’s Wish List
India to Station Ground Forces in Afghanistan?
May 20, 2013
India to Station Ground Forces in Afghanistan?
The Diplomat rounds up this week’s upcoming events in the Asia-Pacific.
India to Station Ground Forces in Afghanistan?
A New Plan for a New Afghanistan
May 01, 2013
A New Plan for a New Afghanistan
Securing the future of Afghanistan is not just about troop counts after 2014. Sustainable economic development may just be the key.
A New Plan for a New Afghanistan
A Point of No Return for the U.S.-Afghan Relationship?
March 15, 2013
A Point of No Return for the U.S.-Afghan Relationship?
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused the U.S. of working with the Taliban. A diplomatic tailspin ensues.
A Point of No Return for the U.S.-Afghan Relationship?
Airpower: Karzai’s Ace in the Hole
February 21, 2013
Airpower: Karzai’s Ace in the Hole
Despite recent actions by President Karzai airpower remains one of the government’s clear advantages over the Taliban.
Airpower: Karzai’s Ace in the Hole
America’s Post-2014 Afghanistan Game Plan
January 05, 2013
America’s Post-2014 Afghanistan Game Plan
Presidents Obama and Karzai are both likely to endorse a lean American presence when they meet next week.
America’s Post-2014 Afghanistan Game Plan
Peace in Afghanistan: Will Pakistan Play Ball?
December 20, 2012
Peace in Afghanistan: Will Pakistan Play Ball?
A leaked peace plan sees Pakistan replacing the United States as kingmaker. Can the different sides come together?
Peace in Afghanistan: Will Pakistan Play Ball?
Averting a Civil War in Afghanistan
November 20, 2012
Averting a Civil War in Afghanistan
The challenge: Incorporating the Taliban into the future of Afghanistan without sacrificing the rights of Afghans, especially women. Can it be done?
Averting a Civil War in Afghanistan
Russia and India: Brothers in Arms Against Terrorism?
October 15, 2012
Russia and India: Brothers in Arms Against Terrorism?
“Thousands of terrorists and fundamentalists will seek refuge in Afghanistan…”
Russia and India: Brothers in Arms Against Terrorism?
Afghanistan's
October 02, 2012
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Attacks on coalition troops by members of Afghan security forces endanger partnering programs and point to grave cultural misunderstandings.
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
September 06, 2012
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
An incident in Kunar illustrates how NATO’s confused approach to counterinsurgency in Afghanistan is failing to meet its objectives.
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
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