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On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
January 04, 2019

On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy

By Gul Maqsood Sabit
A strategy for Afghanistan must put events in proper order and move forward with caution.

To Win the Peace, Afghans Must Be in the Driver’s Seat
March 28, 2018

To Win the Peace, Afghans Must Be in the Driver’s Seat

By M. Ashraf Haidari
The U.S. is right to refuse to talk directly with a divided Taliban, as an Afghan-led peace process is necessary.
Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
March 12, 2018

Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban

By Yaqoob-ul Hassan
Is the Afghan president's bold gambit doomed to failure?

Trump's South Asia Strategy and Afghanistan's Political Stalemate: A Way Forward
February 27, 2018

Trump's South Asia Strategy and Afghanistan's Political Stalemate: A Way Forward

By Ata Mohammad Noor
Ashraf Ghani's authoritarian tendencies have failed the Afghan people.

Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
February 02, 2018

Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance

By Ahmad Mohibbi
It is time to seriously assess the performance of the Afghan National Unity Government.

Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.
July 26, 2017

Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.

By Noah Coburn
Ordinary Afghans are growing ever more pessimistic about the National Unity Government.

Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision
May 30, 2017

Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision

By Shamshad Pasarlay
Implications for the long-delayed constitutional reform in Afghanistan.
Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders
April 09, 2017

Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders

By Sayed Mushtaq Sadat
Unexplained wealth orders can be a positive start in the fight against corruption.

Afghan Parliament Goes on a Firing Spree
November 15, 2016

Afghan Parliament Goes on a Firing Spree

By Catherine Putz
A government with legitimacy crisis, a parliament with a grudge, and headless ministries are a recipe for disaster.

Will the Olive Branch With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Bring Peace in Afghanistan?
October 13, 2016

Will the Olive Branch With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Bring Peace in Afghanistan?

By Najibullah Noorzai & Hashim Wahdatyar
The peace deal with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is an achievement to Ghani's credit, but will it change the Taliban's thinking?

What Is Going Wrong With Afghanistan’s National Unity Government?
September 29, 2016

What Is Going Wrong With Afghanistan’s National Unity Government?

By Hamid M. Saboory
The "unity" government is anything but united.
The Coming Political Crisis in Afghanistan
September 23, 2016

The Coming Political Crisis in Afghanistan

By Abdul Basit
The National Unity Government could split apart when its power sharing deal expires on September 30.

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