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How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
June 07, 2018
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
Afghanistan's next elections can set up the bedrock for sustainable democratic institutions in the country.
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
June 05, 2018
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
The gathering of about 2,000 Muslim scholars and clerics had endorsed a fatwa against the war, calling suicide bombings a sin.
Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
April 20, 2018
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
The planned elections could be a part of establishing peace but they pose significant risks as well.
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
How Economic Growth Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Afghanistan
April 16, 2018
How Economic Growth Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Afghanistan
The campaign for Afghanistan's economy must stand on equal footing with the counterterrorism campaign.
How Economic Growth Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
April 04, 2018
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
Progress on freedom of speech, political participation, and women’s rights in Afghanistan cannot be compromised.
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
To Win the Peace, Afghans Must Be in the Driver’s Seat
March 28, 2018
To Win the Peace, Afghans Must Be in the Driver’s Seat
The U.S. is right to refuse to talk directly with a divided Taliban, as an Afghan-led peace process is necessary.
To Win the Peace, Afghans Must Be in the Driver’s Seat
Squeezing Pakistan For Results in Afghanistan
March 28, 2018
Squeezing Pakistan For Results in Afghanistan
Washington needs to give the dialogue process a chance in Afghanistan.
Squeezing Pakistan For Results in Afghanistan
Talking to the Taliban: The Trump Edition
March 27, 2018
Talking to the Taliban: The Trump Edition
Why talk to the Taliban now?
Talking to the Taliban: The Trump Edition
Uzbekistan's Afghanistan Peace Conference: What to Expect
March 24, 2018
Uzbekistan's Afghanistan Peace Conference: What to Expect
Can Uzbekistan help Afghanistan reach peace?
Uzbekistan's Afghanistan Peace Conference: What to Expect
Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
March 12, 2018
Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
Is the Afghan president's bold gambit doomed to failure?
Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
A Way Forward for Afghanistan After the 2nd Kabul Process Conference
March 07, 2018
A Way Forward for Afghanistan After the 2nd Kabul Process Conference
Ashraf Ghani's offer to the Taliban has been repudiated. The problem remains across the border, in Pakistan.
A Way Forward for Afghanistan After the 2nd Kabul Process Conference
Afghan Civilian Casualties, the Elephant in the Room
March 03, 2018
Afghan Civilian Casualties, the Elephant in the Room
Civilian deaths in Afghanistan shouldn’t be treated as simple statistics that no one wants to talk about.
Afghan Civilian Casualties, the Elephant in the Room
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
February 28, 2018
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
There's coal in them thar Afghan hills.
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
TAPI Moves Into Afghanistan, Taliban Promise to Protect the Project
February 27, 2018
TAPI Moves Into Afghanistan, Taliban Promise to Protect the Project
Yet another ceremony to mark progress on the TAPI pipeline.
TAPI Moves Into Afghanistan, Taliban Promise to Protect the Project
Afghan Ministry of Defense Announces Creation of New 36,000-Strong Militia Force
February 23, 2018
Afghan Ministry of Defense Announces Creation of New 36,000-Strong Militia Force
The new force is framed as a cost-effective way to exercise control over fragile territory.
Afghan Ministry of Defense Announces Creation of New 36,000-Strong Militia Force
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