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US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
February 09, 2018
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
The U.S. airstrikes in Badakhshan are likely to please China, which may be helping the Afghans build a base in the region.
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan
August 29, 2017
Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan
Washington’s least best-laid plans will invariably go awry.
Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan
Trump’s Afghanistan Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
August 25, 2017
Trump’s Afghanistan Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
U.S. President Donald J. Trump's plan for Afghanistan leaves several open questions.
Trump’s Afghanistan Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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
Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: An Afghan View
August 22, 2017
Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: An Afghan View
Trump's new strategy for Afghanistan hits many of the notes that Afghans would have liked to hear.
Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: An Afghan View
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
August 15, 2017
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
Beset by the resurgent Taliban and internal political rifts, the NUG is struggling to survive.
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
July 27, 2017
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
Afghanistan's mineral wealth could help kickstart the economy, but beware of the resource curse.
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.
July 26, 2017
Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.
Ordinary Afghans are growing ever more pessimistic about the National Unity Government.
Troop Levels Aren't Afghanistan's Problem. An Increasingly Illegitimate Government Is.
What Trump's Afghanistan Policy Means for India
July 15, 2017
What Trump's Afghanistan Policy Means for India
The Trump administration seems to expect more Indian involvement in Afghanistan. Is that wise?
What Trump's Afghanistan Policy Means for India
Can a New US Surge Stabilize Afghanistan?
June 01, 2017
Can a New US Surge Stabilize Afghanistan?
Trump is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan, but that won't solve the underlying problems.
Can a New US Surge Stabilize Afghanistan?
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