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What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
February 02, 2018
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
Competing regional interests have only intensified Afghanistan’s security miseries.
What Explains Afghanistan’s Early-2018 Surge in Violence?
Trump’s Way of War in Afghanistan: More Explosions, Less Information
January 31, 2018
Trump’s Way of War in Afghanistan: More Explosions, Less Information
Trump promised a conditions-based approach to Afghanistan. Now the U.S. military is withholding data about the conditions.
Trump’s Way of War in Afghanistan: More Explosions, Less Information
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
January 05, 2018
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
According to regional reports, China is set to build an Afghan military outpost in Badakhshan.
Why Would China Help Build an Afghan Military Base in Badakhshan?
What Peace in Colombia Teaches Us About War in Afghanistan
December 23, 2017
What Peace in Colombia Teaches Us About War in Afghanistan
A successful reconciliation process after three decades of excruciating false starts offers some not-so-encouraging lessons for Afghanistan.
What Peace in Colombia Teaches Us About War in Afghanistan
US Vice President Pence Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan
December 22, 2017
US Vice President Pence Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan
The long war is still on.
US Vice President Pence Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan
First Indian Wheat Shipment Leaves for Afghanistan Via Iran's Strategic Chabahar Port
October 30, 2017
First Indian Wheat Shipment Leaves for Afghanistan Via Iran's Strategic Chabahar Port
The shipment is the first of six and represents the activation of a long-discussed trade route.
First Indian Wheat Shipment Leaves for Afghanistan Via Iran's Strategic Chabahar Port
Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
October 24, 2017
Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
The U.S. secretary of state stopped in for an unannounced visit.
Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
September 20, 2017
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
By hunkering down, the U.S. and Afghan governments hope to eventually bring the Taliban to the table.
Afghanistan: A Civil War State of Mind
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
September 14, 2017
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
The illegal drug trade is sabotaging peace in Afghanistan and Myanmar alike.
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
September 07, 2017
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
Saudi Arabia’s increasingly anti-Taliban stance helps Riyadh consolidate its vital regional alliances and isolate Qatar.
What's Behind Saudi Arabia's Turn Away From the Taliban?
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
August 28, 2017
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
The United States is not working on a winning strategy in Afghanistan anymore.
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
Before Afghanistan, Trump Should Sort Out How 'South Asia' Is Seen in Washington
August 24, 2017
Before Afghanistan, Trump Should Sort Out How 'South Asia' Is Seen in Washington
Why Trump should address South Asia policy thinking in Washington first.
Before Afghanistan, Trump Should Sort Out How 'South Asia' Is Seen in Washington
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
August 23, 2017
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
The quagmire in Afghanistan continues under a new administration bent on bombing its way to victory.
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
August 22, 2017
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Counterterrorism is in and nation-building is out, but the United States still has no way out of Afghanistan.
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Will US Sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen Make Pakistan Reconsider Its ‘Good Taliban’?
August 18, 2017
Will US Sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen Make Pakistan Reconsider Its ‘Good Taliban’?
The Pakistani Foreign Office condemned sanctions as being “detrimental to Kashmir’s freedom struggle.”
Will US Sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen Make Pakistan Reconsider Its ‘Good Taliban’?
Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar
August 17, 2017
Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar
The UAE’s attempt at moderating the Taliban through diplomacy ultimately fell short.
Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar
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