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After the Kurds, Will Trump Abandon Afghanistan Next?
October 18, 2019

After the Kurds, Will Trump Abandon Afghanistan Next?

By Uzair Younus
Given the Syria debacle, one cannot rule out a tweet that abruptly announces the end of the war in Afghanistan.

Stay the Course to Win the Peace in Afghanistan
February 12, 2019

Stay the Course to Win the Peace in Afghanistan

By M. Ashraf Haidari
The U.S. must be careful not to repeat the mistake of an overly-hasty withdrawal of support for Afghanistan.
The Forgotten Cold War Sacrifices of the Afghan People
January 08, 2019

The Forgotten Cold War Sacrifices of the Afghan People

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Misconceptions about the Soviet invasion point to a larger problem about the way the world thinks about Afghanistan.

Trump’s Disastrous Plan to Increase Contracting in Afghanistan
August 25, 2018

Trump’s Disastrous Plan to Increase Contracting in Afghanistan

By Noah Coburn
Such a move would be militarily unsound, financially unproven, and disastrous for human rights.

The Trump Administration's Terrible Idea for Afghanistan's Security Forces
August 14, 2018

The Trump Administration's Terrible Idea for Afghanistan's Security Forces

By Ghulam Farooq Mujaddidi
The Trump administration wants Afghan security forces to withdraw from parts of the country. That is a very bad idea.

The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
April 11, 2018

The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach

By Sudha Ratan
President Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy means tough times for Afghanistan.

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

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. airstrikes in Badakhshan are likely to please China, which may be helping the Afghans build a base in the region.
Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan
August 29, 2017

Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan

By Huma Sattar
Washington’s least best-laid plans will invariably go awry.

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

By Rohan Joshi
U.S. President Donald J. Trump's plan for Afghanistan leaves several open questions.

Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
August 23, 2017

Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle

By Uzair Younus
The quagmire in Afghanistan continues under a new administration bent on bombing its way to victory.

Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: An Afghan View
August 22, 2017

Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: An Afghan View

By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai
Trump's new strategy for Afghanistan hits many of the notes that Afghans would have liked to hear.
The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive
August 15, 2017

The Afghan Government Struggles to Survive

By Bismellah Alizada
Beset by the resurgent Taliban and internal political rifts, the NUG is struggling to survive.

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