The Afghan National Unity Government’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan: Part 2
By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
The NUG has seen more success than its predecessors in appealing to China – largely thanks to the Belt and Road.
What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?
By Kashif Hussain
The U.S. strategy has faltered out of the gate, thanks to a lack of coordination at home and in the region.
Can China Help Mediate Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
By Catherine Putz
There's ample room for cynicism, but Beijing may just be able to pull Pakistan back to the table.
Afghanistan’s Pakistan Problem
By Adam Gallagher
The number of US troops in Afghanistan won't make a difference unless the root of the terrorist problem is addressed.
The Legacy of Mullah Mansour
By Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam
What Mansour's life and death meant for the Taliban, and hopes of peace.
The US Drone Strike That Killed Mullah Mansour: How, Why, and What's Next
By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz discuss the U.S. drone strike on Mullah Mansour.