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40 Years After His Death, Hafizullah Amin Casts a Long Shadow in Afghanistan
December 31, 2019

40 Years After His Death, Hafizullah Amin Casts a Long Shadow in Afghanistan

By Christopher Solomon
40 years ago, the Soviet Union eliminated a communist rival from power in Afghanistan. Ever since, the country has prodded through a history of violence and political uncertainty.

The Forgotten Cold War Sacrifices of the Afghan People
January 08, 2019

The Forgotten Cold War Sacrifices of the Afghan People

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Misconceptions about the Soviet invasion point to a larger problem about the way the world thinks about Afghanistan.
How 1980 Laid the Groundwork for China’s Major Foreign Policy Challenges
September 12, 2018

How 1980 Laid the Groundwork for China’s Major Foreign Policy Challenges

By Bonnie Girard
China’s policies on Afghanistan, Xinjiang, Russia, terrorism, and the trade war – all have their roots in the late Cold War era.

Time to Stop Meddling in Afghanistan
January 10, 2017

Time to Stop Meddling in Afghanistan

By Mushtaq Rahim
External powers need to involve Afghanistan in discussions, rather than interfering in the country's affairs from afar.

Russia in Afghanistan: Past as Prologue?
November 04, 2015

Russia in Afghanistan: Past as Prologue?

By Khyber Sarban
The impact of a Russian return to Afghanistan depends on whether it opts to secure its periphery or pursue stability.

Terrorizing Afghanistan in the Name of Islam
May 29, 2015

Terrorizing Afghanistan in the Name of Islam

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Has a shared religion helped Afghanistan in its dealings with the Muslim world?

Afghanistan’s Mujahideen and a Fragile Peace
March 04, 2015

Afghanistan’s Mujahideen and a Fragile Peace

By Ali Reza Sarwar
The continuing role of mujahideen leaders in Afghan politics puts the country’s future at risk.
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