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Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
April 10, 2019

Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process

By Umair Jamal
The Afghan peace process is at the mercy of the Taliban.

Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
September 27, 2018

Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay

By Ankit Panda
Despite recent rumblings, the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement isn't going anywhere.
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
July 26, 2018

US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace

By Ankit Panda
A senior U.S. State Department official visited Doha to seek out talks with the Taliban.

Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
October 24, 2017

Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. secretary of state stopped in for an unannounced visit.

Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
August 23, 2017

Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan

By Samuel Ramani
Moscow would like to avoid having to militarily intervene itself.

Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan
August 21, 2017

Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan

By M. Ashraf Haidari and Vasabjit Banerjee
The potential for success by relying on PMCs remains uncertain.

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?

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
Afghanistan's mineral wealth could help kickstart the economy, but beware of the resource curse.
5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit
May 24, 2017

5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit

By Hashim Wahdatyar
ISIS expansion and the Taliban's new regional allies; these are the urgent tasks the U.S. must address in its strategy.

What a Trump Presidency Would Mean for Afghanistan
August 02, 2016

What a Trump Presidency Would Mean for Afghanistan

By Samuel Ramani
The Republican nominee for the presidency would likely drastically change U.S. policy toward Afghanistan.

Orlando Shooting Has Nothing to Do With Afghanistan and Islam
June 16, 2016

Orlando Shooting Has Nothing to Do With Afghanistan and Islam

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Omar Mateen's hate crime cannot be explained by his ethno-religious background.

US Troops Have New Powers in Afghanistan. What Exactly Does That Mean?
June 14, 2016

US Troops Have New Powers in Afghanistan. What Exactly Does That Mean?

By Ankit Panda
It's unclear what changes the Obama administration just implemented for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Is the World Paying Attention to Afghanistan Anymore?
September 28, 2015

Is the World Paying Attention to Afghanistan Anymore?

By Catherine Putz
The U.S., China, and Afghanistan held a high-level meeting in New York City ahead of the UN General Assembly debate.

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