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US On Track to Pull Troops From Afghanistan Despite Turmoil
May 16, 2020

US On Track to Pull Troops From Afghanistan Despite Turmoil

By Associated Press
Plans to push ahead with withdrawal remain unchanged, despite ongoing security challenges.

Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal
January 24, 2020

Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal

By Associated Press
Afghans remain divided about whether U.S. and NATO troops should stay after a peace deal -- 46 percent say leave, 33 percent say stay.
Stay the Course to Win the Peace in Afghanistan
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.

How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
June 13, 2018

How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban

By Austin Bodetti
Much of the Taliban’s armory comes from American equipment given to the Afghan military and police.

Donald Trump and Central Asia's 'Great Game'
November 16, 2016

Donald Trump and Central Asia's 'Great Game'

By Ario Bimo Utomo
How will Donald Trump's election affect the balance of power in Central Asia?

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.

Afghanistan’s Pakistan Problem
July 19, 2016

Afghanistan’s Pakistan Problem

By Adam Gallagher
The number of US troops in Afghanistan won't make a difference unless the root of the terrorist problem is addressed.
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.

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