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What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?
May 18, 2017

What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?

By Barin Sultani Haymon and Michael Kugelman
Why have the Taliban been able to make inroads in northern Afghanistan?

In Afghanistan, Hospitals Sit on the Front Lines of Conflict
March 07, 2017

In Afghanistan, Hospitals Sit on the Front Lines of Conflict

By Catherine Putz
A new report finds Afghan government forces complicit in violence against hospitals and medical staff.
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
December 29, 2016

Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017

By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai
2016 was a difficult year for Afghanistan and 2017 presents unique challenges.

Pentagon Metrics on Afghan War are Useless
October 12, 2016

Pentagon Metrics on Afghan War are Useless

By Shawn Snow
The U.S. strategy focused on population centers ignores historical realities of Afghan’s counterrevolutionary history.

Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War
October 11, 2016

Afghanistan: General Dostum Micromanages Kunduz War

By Shawn Snow
Afghan security forces have been struggling to push the Taliban out of Kunduz city.

Afghan Forces Struggle to Hold the Line
October 07, 2016

Afghan Forces Struggle to Hold the Line

By Shawn Snow
Major Afghan cities are currently surrounded and under assault by the Taliban forces.

Kunduz Back in Government Control as Taliban Conduct Information Operations
October 04, 2016

Kunduz Back in Government Control as Taliban Conduct Information Operations

By Shawn Snow
Afghan forces retook the city center of Kunduz on Tuesday after it was briefly taken by Taliban militants.
Ghani’s Brussels Trip Overshadowed as Taliban Capture Kunduz Again
October 03, 2016

Ghani’s Brussels Trip Overshadowed as Taliban Capture Kunduz Again

By Shawn Snow
The Taliban have launched yet another major assault on Kunduz.

2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces
August 31, 2016

2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces

By Shawn Snow
Why the fortress fiefdom effect is reducing the combat capabilities of Afghan forces.

Afghan Commandos: Afghanistan’s First, Last, and Best Line of Defense
August 23, 2016

Afghan Commandos: Afghanistan’s First, Last, and Best Line of Defense

By Shawn Snow
Commandos are the country's best hope for staving off advances from the Taliban and ISIS.

The Problem With Afghanistan's Counterinsurgency
July 28, 2016

The Problem With Afghanistan's Counterinsurgency

By Metra Mehran and Abdul Waheed Ahmad
Kabul is using a centralized approach to fight a decentralized insurgency.
Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan
May 09, 2016

Combat Mission Over, But US Remains at War in Afghanistan

By Ankit Panda
Details from the Pentagon's inquiry into the Battle for Kunduz in October 2015 highlight high combat involvement for U.S. forces.

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