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Will Afghanistan Collapse When the US Withdraws?
June 01, 2021

Will Afghanistan Collapse When the US Withdraws?

By Jonathan Schroden
The fate of the Afghan government following the Soviet withdrawal is more complex than sometimes assumed. That has lessons for Kabul today.

US Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Another Long Goodbye?
May 18, 2021

US Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Another Long Goodbye?

By Catherine Putz
It’s worth revisiting the Soviet Union’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, in light of the United States’ current withdrawal plan.
US, Russia Share a Complex and Bloody History in Afghanistan
July 03, 2020

US, Russia Share a Complex and Bloody History in Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The two powers share decades of experience in the country.

India in Afghanistan After the Soviet Withdrawal
May 14, 2019

India in Afghanistan After the Soviet Withdrawal

By Avinandan Choudhury
India’s tough experience in post-1989 Afghanistan could hold lessons for weathering a U.S. troop withdrawal.

In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence
May 03, 2019

In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
A recently opened center in Kabul memorializes the victims of Afghanistan’s chronic state of war.

Digging for Mines in Afghanistan
March 22, 2016

Digging for Mines in Afghanistan

By Ivan A. Flores
International efforts are slowly bringing hope to an otherwise grim situation.

Afghanistan and The Stinger Myth
July 01, 2015

Afghanistan and The Stinger Myth

By Franz-Stefan Gady
What actually forced the Soviets to withdraw from Afghanistan in 1989?
Afghanistan, Birthdays and War
January 15, 2015

Afghanistan, Birthdays and War

By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai and Ziauddin Wahaj
The legacy of conflict in Afghanistan is extensive, and should not be forgotten.

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