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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.

Afghanistan Stares Down the Barrel of the Long Defeat
November 04, 2017

Afghanistan Stares Down the Barrel of the Long Defeat

By Gautham Ashok
SIGAR paints a worrying picture of the security situation in Afghanistan.

Fashion Faux Pas: US Wasted Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms
June 22, 2017

Fashion Faux Pas: US Wasted Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms

By Catherine Putz
Why choose a forest uniform for a mostly dry and beige country?
To Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan, Fix Procurement
February 02, 2017

To Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan, Fix Procurement

By Catherine Putz
Few things are as unsexy as procurement, except perhaps the phrase “procurement reform.”

What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
January 12, 2017

What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
SIGAR sums up the challenge in Afghanistan well. Hopefully someone in the new administration pays attention.
Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support
October 29, 2016

Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support

By Catherine Putz
Women’s lives remain difficult in Afghanistan; security and corruption stand as major impediments to progress.

Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?
September 29, 2016

Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
Donors are expected to commit to $4 billion annually, but how will they ensure the aid is effective?

Corruption in Afghanistan: How to Hold Onto Lessons Learned?
September 16, 2016

Corruption in Afghanistan: How to Hold Onto Lessons Learned?

By Catherine Putz
A new SIGAR report highlights what the U.S. government shouldn’t forget about fighting corruption.

The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban
August 11, 2016

The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban

By Ankit Panda
Helmand, the nexus of opium production in Afghanistan, may fall entirely into the Taliban's hands.
In Afghanistan, Contractors Paid in Full for Incomplete Projects
March 16, 2016

In Afghanistan, Contractors Paid in Full for Incomplete Projects

By Catherine Putz
SIGAR reviewed 6 years of inspectors reports and found recurring problems in Defense Department reconstruction projects.

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