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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

By M. Ashraf Haidari
The 12th Silk Road Mayors Forum is due to open in Kabul on October 20.
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
September 08, 2017

Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. military ordered 150 MD-530F high-altitude scout helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.

Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400
May 31, 2017

Blast in Kabul's Diplomatic District Kills 85, Injures 400

By Catherine Putz
Taliban denies involvement in the attack, which mostly killed civilians commuting.

Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
January 25, 2017

Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan

By Samim Arif
Afghanistan’s failure to bring reform to its security apparatus is long overdue for a fix.

Kabul: A City With 2 Faces
January 05, 2017

Kabul: A City With 2 Faces

By Muhammad Idrees
Kabul is a city of both hope and fear.
Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?
September 15, 2016

Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?

By Franz J. Marty
When locals take their defense into their own hands, what does that mean for Afghanistan's central government?

Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
August 27, 2016

Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Afghan Air Force recently took delivery of the last batch of U.S.-made MD530F light 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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Two suicide bombers struck a peaceful demonstration in Kabul today killing at least 80 and wounding over 230 people.

Afghan Air Force Gets 5 New Attack Helicopters
June 21, 2016

Afghan Air Force Gets 5 New Attack Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived in Kabul last week.

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

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Bomb attacks in Kabul and other parts of the country killed at least 23 on Monday.

Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani's New Strategy Won't Work
April 30, 2016

Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani's New Strategy Won't Work

By Umair Jamal
Ashraf Ghani's new approach won't help him win Afghanistan's long struggle against the Taliban.
Massive Blast in Kabul Kills 30, Injures Hundreds
April 20, 2016

Massive Blast in Kabul Kills 30, Injures Hundreds

By Catherine Putz
The difference between public accounts and the fiction the Taliban claims is astounding.

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