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The Legacy of Mullah Mansour
May 27, 2016
The Legacy of Mullah Mansour
What Mansour's life and death meant for the Taliban, and hopes of peace.
The Legacy of Mullah Mansour
4 Questions After the Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour
May 23, 2016
4 Questions After the Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour
With Mullah Mansour out of the picture, what's next for Afghanistan's long war against the Taliban?
4 Questions After the Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour
Is al-Qaeda Back in Afghanistan?
April 15, 2016
Is al-Qaeda Back in Afghanistan?
They never left.
Is al-Qaeda Back in Afghanistan?
Is the Afghan Taliban's Leadership Finally Coalescing Once Again?
April 13, 2016
Is the Afghan Taliban's Leadership Finally Coalescing Once Again?
Several leaders of the Islamic State's Afghanistan operation have returned to the Taliban.
Is the Afghan Taliban's Leadership Finally Coalescing Once Again?
Road to Quadrilateral-Backed Peace Talks Uncertain as Taliban Refuse to Participate
March 07, 2016
Road to Quadrilateral-Backed Peace Talks Uncertain as Taliban Refuse to Participate
The Afghan Taliban has no intention of participating in peace talks with the Afghan government, despite international efforts.
Road to Quadrilateral-Backed Peace Talks Uncertain as Taliban Refuse to Participate
Another Group of Hazaras Taken Hostage in Zabul
November 25, 2015
Another Group of Hazaras Taken Hostage in Zabul
Zabul illustrates the complex matrix of militant groups fighting in Afghanistan.
Another Group of Hazaras Taken Hostage in Zabul
Have the Taliban Sorted Out Their Differences?
September 17, 2015
Have the Taliban Sorted Out Their Differences?
Mullah Omar's brother and son have sworn their allegiance to Mullah Mansoor. Are the Taliban back in business?
Have the Taliban Sorted Out Their Differences?
It's Time for Afghanistan and Pakistan To Move Beyond the Blame Game
September 13, 2015
It's Time for Afghanistan and Pakistan To Move Beyond the Blame Game
Pakistan's interventionist agenda in Afghanistan won't disappear. Kabul needs to cope and look beyond the blame game.
It's Time for Afghanistan and Pakistan To Move Beyond the Blame Game
Here's What the Taliban Wants You to Know About Their New Leader
September 02, 2015
Here's What the Taliban Wants You to Know About Their New Leader
The biography also notes why the Taliban chose to conceal Mullah Omar's death.
Here's What the Taliban Wants You to Know About Their New Leader
What Now for China’s Afghanistan Strategy?
September 01, 2015
What Now for China’s Afghanistan Strategy?
Despite the blow to peace talks with the Taliban, China is unlikely to change its approach to Afghanistan or Pakistan.
What Now for China’s Afghanistan Strategy?
Al-Qaeda's Leader Pledges Allegiance to Mullah Mansour
August 15, 2015
Al-Qaeda's Leader Pledges Allegiance to Mullah Mansour
The leader of al-Qaeda has pledged his allegiance to Mullah Omar's chosen successor, Mullah Mansour.
Al-Qaeda's Leader Pledges Allegiance to Mullah Mansour
A House of Cards Comes Tumbling Down in Afghanistan
August 15, 2015
A House of Cards Comes Tumbling Down in Afghanistan
The "Pakistan-led" peace process is now tumbling like a house of cards, backed implicitly by the United States.
A House of Cards Comes Tumbling Down in Afghanistan
Taiwan's Coast Guard Conducts Armed Raid to Reclaim 'Hostages' Taken by Chinese Fishermen
August 15, 2015
Taiwan's Coast Guard Conducts Armed Raid to Reclaim 'Hostages' Taken by Chinese Fishermen
Plus, more on the situation in Tianjin, a shadow banking collapse, and China's "internet police." Friday China links.
Taiwan's Coast Guard Conducts Armed Raid to Reclaim 'Hostages' Taken by Chinese Fishermen
From Kabul to Gurdaspur: Pakistan’s Reliance on Sub-conventional Warfare
August 14, 2015
From Kabul to Gurdaspur: Pakistan’s Reliance on Sub-conventional Warfare
Developments this summer highlight Pakistan's continued reliance of sub-conventional warfare.
From Kabul to Gurdaspur: Pakistan’s Reliance on Sub-conventional Warfare
The Afghan Government Should Let the Taliban Destroy Itself
August 12, 2015
The Afghan Government Should Let the Taliban Destroy Itself
The death of Mullah Omar will lead to the slow disintegration of what we once knew as the Taliban.
The Afghan Government Should Let the Taliban Destroy Itself
China Responds to Afghanistan's Bloodiest Day Since 2009
August 10, 2015
China Responds to Afghanistan's Bloodiest Day Since 2009
China's ambassador promised training and equipment for Afghan forces. With peace talks faltering, will that be enough?
China Responds to Afghanistan's Bloodiest Day Since 2009
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