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Why Silk Road Mayors Are Gathering in Kabul
October 16, 2017
Why Silk Road Mayors Are Gathering in Kabul
Hosting the 2017 Silk Road Mayors Forum returns Kabul to its historical place as the center of the Silk Roads.
Why Silk Road Mayors Are Gathering in Kabul
Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats
October 07, 2017
Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats
The 12th Silk Road Mayors Forum is due to open in Kabul on October 20.
Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
September 08, 2017
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
The U.S. military ordered 150 MD-530F high-altitude scout helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400
May 31, 2017
Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400
Taliban denies involvement in the attack, which mostly killed civilians commuting.
Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
January 25, 2017
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s failure to bring reform to its security apparatus is long overdue for a fix.
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
Kabul: A City With 2 Faces
January 05, 2017
Kabul: A City With 2 Faces
Kabul is a city of both hope and fear.
Kabul: A City With 2 Faces
Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?
September 15, 2016
Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?
When locals take their defense into their own hands, what does that mean for Afghanistan's central government?
Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?
Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
August 27, 2016
Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
The Afghan Air Force recently took delivery of the last batch of U.S.-made MD530F light attack helicopters.
Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
 ISIS Kills at Least 80 in Deadly Suicide Attack in Kabul
July 24, 2016
ISIS Kills at Least 80 in Deadly Suicide Attack in Kabul
Two suicide bombers struck a peaceful demonstration in Kabul today killing at least 80 and wounding over 230 people.
ISIS Kills at Least 80 in Deadly Suicide Attack in Kabul
Afghan Air Force Gets 5 New Attack Helicopters
June 21, 2016
Afghan Air Force Gets 5 New Attack Helicopters
Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived in Kabul last week.
Afghan Air Force Gets 5 New Attack Helicopters
Afghanistan: 14 Nepali Security Guards Killed in Suicide Bomber Attack in Kabul
June 21, 2016
Afghanistan: 14 Nepali Security Guards Killed in Suicide Bomber Attack in Kabul
Bomb attacks in Kabul and other parts of the country killed at least 23 on Monday.
Afghanistan: 14 Nepali Security Guards Killed in Suicide Bomber Attack in Kabul
Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani's New Strategy Won't Work
April 30, 2016
Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani's New Strategy Won't Work
Ashraf Ghani's new approach won't help him win Afghanistan's long struggle against the Taliban.
Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani's New Strategy Won't Work
Massive Blast in Kabul Kills 30, Injures Hundreds
April 20, 2016
Massive Blast in Kabul Kills 30, Injures Hundreds
The difference between public accounts and the fiction the Taliban claims is astounding.
Massive Blast in Kabul Kills 30, Injures Hundreds
Can the Afghan War Be Won in 2016?
January 14, 2016
Can the Afghan War Be Won in 2016?
The Diplomat's Franz-Stefan Gady speaks with Ankit Panda about the Afghan National Army's war effort.
Can the Afghan War Be Won in 2016?
Afghanistan to Receive 12 New Attack Helicopters
January 14, 2016
Afghanistan to Receive 12 New Attack Helicopters
Kabul has ordered 12 more MD530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters for the 2016 fighting season.
Afghanistan to Receive 12 New Attack Helicopters
Afghanistan in 2016: Ashraf Ghani's Case for Cautious Optimism
January 05, 2016
Afghanistan in 2016: Ashraf Ghani's Case for Cautious Optimism
There is an astounding optimism within the Afghan leadership. Is it justified?
Afghanistan in 2016: Ashraf Ghani's Case for Cautious Optimism
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