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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
The Trump administration wants Afghan security forces to withdraw from parts of the country. That is a very bad idea.
The Trump Administration's Terrible Idea for Afghanistan's Security Forces
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
April 20, 2018
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
The planned elections could be a part of establishing peace but they pose significant risks as well.
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
Talking to the Taliban: The Trump Edition
March 27, 2018
Talking to the Taliban: The Trump Edition
Why talk to the Taliban now?
Talking to the Taliban: The Trump Edition
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
August 23, 2017
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
Moscow would like to avoid having to militarily intervene itself.
Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
What Does the Syrian War Mean for Afghanistan?
April 15, 2017
What Does the Syrian War Mean for Afghanistan?
The impact on U.S.-Russia ties will be a blow for the Afghan government, as will the return of Afghan fighters from Syria.
What Does the Syrian War Mean for Afghanistan?
Afghanistan: Where Warlords Fear to Tread
May 07, 2015
Afghanistan: Where Warlords Fear to Tread
Afghanistan’s complexity refuses to fade as quickly as its strategic importance.
Afghanistan: Where Warlords Fear to Tread
Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report
May 01, 2015
Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report
SIGAR issued its 27th quarterly report to Congress and the news isn’t great.
Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report
Could Afghanistan Be a Model for US-China Cooperation?
April 21, 2015
Could Afghanistan Be a Model for US-China Cooperation?
The two powers have interests in Afghanistan that are not incompatible.
Could Afghanistan Be a Model for US-China Cooperation?
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