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The Battle for the Afghan Border
August 04, 2017

The Battle for the Afghan Border

By Bardia Rahmani
What do Afghanistan’s border guards see as the main obstacles to securing the frontier?

Fixing Afghanistan's Struggling Security Forces
July 24, 2017

Fixing Afghanistan's Struggling Security Forces

By Ghulam Farooq Mujaddidi
To make the ANDSF an effective force, there needs to be some drastic changes.
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.

Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
November 01, 2016

Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations

By Shawn Snow
A former senior aide to Mullah Omar has called on the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government.

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.

Checkpoints Continue to Plague Afghan Security Forces
September 27, 2016

Checkpoints Continue to Plague Afghan Security Forces

By Shawn Snow
The issue surrounding check points is both political and poor leadership, according to U.S. General John W. Nicholson.

It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016
July 07, 2016

It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016

By Ankit Panda
The number represents a modest decrease from current levels, but an increase over the planned 5,500.
Top US Commander Visits Kunduz, Apologizes for October Hospital Attack
March 23, 2016

Top US Commander Visits Kunduz, Apologizes for October Hospital Attack

By Catherine Putz
The visit had a personal touch but is it enough to regain lost trust?

Afghanistan Needs Peace -- and Cash
March 16, 2016

Afghanistan Needs Peace -- and Cash

By Catherine Putz
Afghanistan desperately needs continued support, which will be decided at two conferences later in 2016.

From Russia with Bullets: Moscow Gifts Kabul 10,000 AK-47s
February 24, 2016

From Russia with Bullets: Moscow Gifts Kabul 10,000 AK-47s

By Catherine Putz
Russia gives Afghanistan 10,000 assault rifles, but abstains from joining American efforts at peace talks.

Afghanistan: A Reporter's Journey Through a Winter of War
January 20, 2016

Afghanistan: A Reporter's Journey Through a Winter of War

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Despite the end of NATO combat operations in Afghanistan, the war rages on as intensely as ever -- even in winter.
How NATO Advises Afghanistan’s National Security Forces
December 22, 2015

How NATO Advises Afghanistan’s National Security Forces

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Inside NATO’s Train, Advise and Assist Mission in Afghanistan.

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