June 07, 2022
The Unintended Impacts of U.S. Weapons Supplied to Afghanistan
By Erica Mumford
The U.S. policy of arming parties in conflict presents significant risks that weapons will be diverted into unfriendly hands.
April 13, 2022
China’s Embrace of the Taliban Complicates US Afghanistan Strategy
By Zane Zovak
China’s willingness to partner with the Taliban undermines American efforts to influence the extremist group’s behavior through pressure campaigns and sanctions.
February 25, 2022
Biden’s Afghanistan Policy Pleases No One. But Some Critics Are Wrong Too.
By Jasmine Bhatia and Sarajuddin Isar
Both proponents and critics of the controversial decision to order the unfreezing and splitting of Afghanistan’s foreign reserves are getting it wrong.
September 09, 2021
A Shadow War on the Taliban?
By Amalendu Misra
India’s discussions with Russia, the U.K., and the U.S. could form the core of international opposition to Taliban rule.
March 23, 2021
In Kabul, Pentagon Chief Speaks of ‘Responsible End’ to War
By Lolita C. Baldor and Rahmin Faiez
With questions swirling about how long U.S. troops will remain in the country, Austin said that "in terms of an end date or setting a specific date for withdrawal, that's the domain of my boss."
March 08, 2021
The Blinken Letter: A Renewed Push for Afghan Peace, Proposals Both New and Old
By Catherine Putz
Parts of the brief letter have drawn a strong reaction from Afghan leaders, while talks dangle in Doha.
October 08, 2019
With the Afghan Taliban in Islamabad, Is Pakistan Finally Getting What It Has Always Wanted?
By Umair Jamal
What are the Taliban up to?
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.
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.
August 31, 2018
What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?
By Kashif Hussain
The U.S. strategy has faltered out of the gate, thanks to a lack of coordination at home and in the region.
June 15, 2018
Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: The Beginning of an Indefinite End
By Monish Tourangbam and Nandita Palrecha
Nearly a year after the strategy was introduced, the outcomes are inconclusive.
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.