January 28, 2020
Afghanistan’s Turbulent Decade
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
From 2010 to 2020, the Taliban insurgency picked up steam while Afghanistan’s institutional dysfunction deepened.
April 01, 2017
Why the Taliban Cannot Win the Afghan War
By Ghulam Farooq Mujaddidi
The group lacks one key asset: popular support from the Afghan people.
November 24, 2016
Trump Can't End the War in Afghanistan Without Iran
By Adam Weinstein
If the next U.S. president wants stability in Afghanistan, he will have to come to terms with Iran.
November 02, 2016
Here Come the Taliban Drones
By Austin Bodetti
For the first time ever, the Taliban used an off-the-shelf drone to record a suicide attack.
September 27, 2016
Pakistan Taliban Leader Killed in Paktika
By Shawn Snow
Paktika province has witnessed a recent spate of violence over the last couple months.
August 29, 2016
Strategic District in Paktia, Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban
By Shawn Snow
Jani Khel district, located along a strategic supply route, is overrun after a prolonged siege.
April 26, 2016
Afghan President Blames Pakistan for Sheltering Taliban
By Catherine Putz
Ghani said militant groups “are being hosted and aided from the territory of Pakistan.”
April 13, 2016
Taliban Launch Spring Offensive in Afghanistan
By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Taliban promise large-scale attacks, assassinations, and a war of attrition during this year’s fighting season.