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The Kabul Hotel Attack: Moving Beyond the Blame Game
February 23, 2018

The Kabul Hotel Attack: Moving Beyond the Blame Game

By Nafay Choudhury
Structural conditions in Afghan society provide insurgents the opportunity to escape detection.
What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
January 02, 2018

What Living in Kabul Is Really Like

By Franz J. Marty
Afghanistan's capital is not even half as dangerous as everyone thinks.

Why Silk Road Mayors Are Gathering in Kabul
October 16, 2017

Why Silk Road Mayors Are Gathering in Kabul

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Hosting the 2017 Silk Road Mayors Forum returns Kabul to its historical place as the center of the Silk Roads.

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.

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