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The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
January 08, 2019
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
Expect to see the U.S. establish further political alternatives intended to counterbalance China’s influence in Central Asia.
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
How Iran and Pakistan Matter for a Post-US Withdrawal Afghan Landscape
January 08, 2019
How Iran and Pakistan Matter for a Post-US Withdrawal Afghan Landscape
Strained relations with Pakistan coupled with a hostile posture toward Iran leave Washington stranded in Afghanistan.
How Iran and Pakistan Matter for a Post-US Withdrawal Afghan Landscape
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
January 04, 2019
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
A strategy for Afghanistan must put events in proper order and move forward with caution.
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
Taking Stock of Pakistan’s Counterterrorism Efforts, 4 Years After the Army Public School Attack
December 21, 2018
Taking Stock of Pakistan’s Counterterrorism Efforts, 4 Years After the Army Public School Attack
Just how far have things improved in the last four years?
Taking Stock of Pakistan’s Counterterrorism Efforts, 4 Years After the Army Public School Attack
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
November 16, 2018
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
The Ghani government’s negligence when it comes to non-Pashtuns is clear.
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
November 16, 2018
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
The high toll raises questions about the sustainability of government forces in Afghanistan.
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
November 12, 2018
The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
Realities are changing in Afghanistan, and New Delhi must be nimble.
The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
October 30, 2018
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
What does the release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund tell us about the prospects for peace talks in Afghanistan?
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy
October 25, 2018
Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy
Prime Minister Imran Khan isn’t likely to radically change Pakistan’s complicated relationship with the Taliban.
Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy
Zalmay Khalilzad's Mission Impossible With the Taliban
October 17, 2018
Zalmay Khalilzad's Mission Impossible With the Taliban
Zalmay Khalilzad has a tall task ahead of him in talking to the Taliban.
Zalmay Khalilzad's Mission Impossible With the Taliban
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
September 12, 2018
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
More talking, more violence -- where is the war in Afghanistan going?
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
Taliban Announce Death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, Founder of the Haqqani Network
September 05, 2018
Taliban Announce Death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, Founder of the Haqqani Network
The Haqqani Network's founder is dead.
Taliban Announce Death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, Founder of the Haqqani Network
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
August 28, 2018
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
Afghan officials say either a Tajik or Russian plane (or helicopter) conducted an airstrike on the Afghan side of the border.
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
Another Eid, Another Ceasefire Attempt in Afghanistan
August 23, 2018
Another Eid, Another Ceasefire Attempt in Afghanistan
The latest attempt at a ceasefire is a positive development for Afghanistan.
Another Eid, Another Ceasefire Attempt in Afghanistan
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
August 15, 2018
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
With talks up north and violence in the southeast, the war in Afghanistan lurches toward its 17th year.
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
The Battle for Ghazni: A Wake-Up Call?
August 14, 2018
The Battle for Ghazni: A Wake-Up Call?
Kunduz, Lashkar Gah, and now Ghazni. Which Afghan city will be next?
The Battle for Ghazni: A Wake-Up Call?
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