October 19, 2021
A Remote Corner of Afghanistan Offers a Peek Into the Future of the Country
By Franz J. Marty
In Kamdesh, Nuristan, where U.S. forces withdrew more than a decade ago, the American presence is a distant – and negative – memory for many locals.
August 18, 2021
Afghanistan Fiasco Does Not Destroy US Credibility in Asia-Pacific
By Denny Roy
While the disaster unfolding in Afghanistan will have many negative consequences, it will not by itself cause the end of U.S. strategic pre-eminence in the Asia-Pacific region.
May 06, 2020
US to Cease Publishing of Afghanistan Airstrike Data Amid Peace Process Concerns
By Ankit Panda
The sudden change reverses a norm dating back to 2013.
November 30, 2018
Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan
By C. Christine Fair
A new strategy for Afghanistan begins in Iran and needs India’s help.
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.
April 20, 2018
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
By Noah Coburn
The planned elections could be a part of establishing peace but they pose significant risks as well.
March 27, 2018
Talking to the Taliban: The Trump Edition
By Sudha Ratan
Why talk to the Taliban now?
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.
April 15, 2017
What Does the Syrian War Mean for Afghanistan?
By Ahmad Bilal Khalil
The impact on U.S.-Russia ties will be a blow for the Afghan government, as will the return of Afghan fighters from Syria.
May 07, 2015
Afghanistan: Where Warlords Fear to Tread
By Patrick Knapp
Afghanistan’s complexity refuses to fade as quickly as its strategic importance.
May 01, 2015
Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report
By Catherine Putz
SIGAR issued its 27th quarterly report to Congress and the news isn’t great.
April 21, 2015
Could Afghanistan Be a Model for US-China Cooperation?
By David Caragliano and Noah Coburn
The two powers have interests in Afghanistan that are not incompatible.