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How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 
October 13, 2021

How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 

By Wahidullah Azizi
As Afghanistan heads toward an uncertain future, many wonder what went wrong in the two decades leading up to the present crisis. 

Oversight After the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
July 29, 2021

Oversight After the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
In its latest quarterly report, SIGAR says the withdrawal complicates its mission, but does not diminish the necessity of oversight as U.S. funds continue to flow.
Billions of US Dollars Wasted in Afghanistan
March 02, 2021

Billions of US Dollars Wasted in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
The United States poured billions into building stuff in Afghanistan, but much of it has been unused or abandoned.

Enemy Attacks Rose Sharply in Run-up to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: Report
November 05, 2020

Enemy Attacks Rose Sharply in Run-up to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: Report

By Catherine Putz
From July to September, average daily enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan were 50 percent higher than the previous quarter. And then negotiations began.

Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring
July 31, 2020

Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring

By Catherine Putz
The next step may very well be intra-Afghan talks, but the Taliban have spent the first half of the year bludgeoning the Afghan security forces.

What’s the True Human Cost of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan?
February 14, 2020

What’s the True Human Cost of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
War-related deaths get headlines, but the ongoing reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan have had their human cost, too.

Report: SIGAR Notes Record-High Attack Numbers in Afghanistan
January 31, 2020

Report: SIGAR Notes Record-High Attack Numbers in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
Enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan during the fourth quarter of 2019 were the highest for that quarter in any year going back to 2010.
Learning From US Efforts to Reintegrate Former Combatants in Afghanistan
November 05, 2019

Learning From US Efforts to Reintegrate Former Combatants in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
Afghan reintegration programs have largely failed, but success will be necessary if any potential peace deal is to have lasting impact.

US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
May 01, 2019

US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information

By Robert Burns
The U.S. military command in Kabul is no longer producing "district control data,."

What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan
December 13, 2018

What a US-Iran War Means for Afghanistan and Uzbekistan

By Nicholas Trickett
U.S. coercive pressure on Iran works against Uzbekistan’s regional interests and the stability of Afghanistan.

SIGAR's Advice on Afghanistan Advisers: Please Track and Train
November 02, 2018

SIGAR's Advice on Afghanistan Advisers: Please Track and Train

By Catherine Putz
The Pentagon doesn't know how well its advisors are advising in part because it keeps moving the goalposts.
Trump’s Way of War in Afghanistan: More Explosions, Less Information
January 31, 2018

Trump’s Way of War in Afghanistan: More Explosions, Less Information

By Catherine Putz
Trump promised a conditions-based approach to Afghanistan. Now the U.S. military is withholding data about the conditions.

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