Is the Taliban’s Campaign Against the Islamic State Working?
By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban claim to have defeated the self-declared Islamic State’s Afghan chapter, but exclusive information obtained by The Diplomat indicates that its success is not what it seems.
Can the Counterinsurgency Doctrine Be Saved?
By Karsten Friis
After failures in Afghanistan and Iraq, it's time for a new understanding of counterinsurgency.
Are Pro-Government Militias Helpful in Defeating the Taliban?
By Franz-Stefan Gady
According to a new report by the International Crisis Group, the answer is an unequivocal no.