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What Washington’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Means for Southeast Asia
August 20, 2021

What Washington’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Means for Southeast Asia

By John Harley Breen
The haphazard withdrawal will likely reinforce long-standing queries about the strength of U.S. commitments in the region.

How Biden’s Attempted Shortcut Undermines Peace in Afghanistan 
April 29, 2021

How Biden’s Attempted Shortcut Undermines Peace in Afghanistan 

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The Biden administration hoped to take a shortcut to peace in Afghanistan with one more big conference. It won’t work.
US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Nominated for Higher-level State Department Position
April 27, 2021

US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Nominated for Higher-level State Department Position

By Catherine Putz
Biden has nominated U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Donald Lu for assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia.

In Kabul, Pentagon Chief Speaks of ‘Responsible End’ to War
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."

The Blinken Letter: A Renewed Push for Afghan Peace, Proposals Both New and Old
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.

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.

No Strategy, No Winning: McCain on Trump's Afghanistan Mess
July 11, 2017

No Strategy, No Winning: McCain on Trump's Afghanistan Mess

By Catherine Putz
"And, you know, we all know what the problem is. It's in the White House."
What Does India Think of Trump’s Afghanistan Policy?
February 14, 2017

What Does India Think of Trump’s Afghanistan Policy?

By Arushi Kumar
Despite inconsistencies, India may find a valuable interlocutor in the Trump administration with regard to Afghanistan.

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.

NATO Looking to Extend Funding for Afghan Security Forces
December 02, 2015

NATO Looking to Extend Funding for Afghan Security Forces

By Catherine Putz
As the war moves into its 15th year, Afghanistan's stability remains tenuous.

The Troubled US-Afghanistan Legacy
June 09, 2014

The Troubled US-Afghanistan Legacy

By Asim Yousafzai
Unrealistic expectations, mismanagement and uncooperative neighbors have complicated U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
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