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Why the Afghan Taliban Are Ready to Talk
January 15, 2019
Why the Afghan Taliban Are Ready to Talk
The Taliban has many reasons to seek talks with Afghanistan’s neighbors.
Why the Afghan Taliban Are Ready to Talk
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
January 04, 2019
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
A strategy for Afghanistan must put events in proper order and move forward with caution.
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
Afghan Peace Talks Make More Slow Progress
December 22, 2018
Afghan Peace Talks Make More Slow Progress
For the “first time I feel optimistic while following these talks,” one observer says.
Afghan Peace Talks Make More Slow Progress
Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan
November 14, 2018
Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan
Iran’s support for the Taliban is an effective way of retaliating against the United States, but there’s more to it.
Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
October 30, 2018
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
What does the release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund tell us about the prospects for peace talks in Afghanistan?
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
The Nepalis Fighting America’s Wars
September 19, 2018
The Nepalis Fighting America’s Wars
Two new books examine the role of third-country nationals, especially Nepalis, in the defense contracting industry.
The Nepalis Fighting America’s Wars
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
September 12, 2018
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
More talking, more violence -- where is the war in Afghanistan going?
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?
August 31, 2018
What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?
The U.S. strategy has faltered out of the gate, thanks to a lack of coordination at home and in the region.
What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
August 21, 2018
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
Looking beyond wishful thinking, here are four possible future scenarios for the course of the war in Afghanistan.
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
August 02, 2018
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
There are plenty of reasons to seriously examine Russia’s role in Afghanistan, but what do many analysts miss?
Making Sense of Russia’s Involvement in Afghanistan
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
June 21, 2018
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
The conditions are ripening for talks between the Afghan government, the Taliban, and the United States to begin.
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: The Beginning of an Indefinite End
June 15, 2018
Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: The Beginning of an Indefinite End
Nearly a year after the strategy was introduced, the outcomes are inconclusive.
Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: The Beginning of an Indefinite End
America’s Wars and the Current Accountability Crisis
June 08, 2018
America’s Wars and the Current Accountability Crisis
U.S. leaders have studiously avoided being seen engaging in “war.” This is increasingly becoming a problem for democracy itself.
America’s Wars and the Current Accountability Crisis
Is the US Suffering a ‘War Gap’?
April 06, 2018
Is the US Suffering a ‘War Gap’?
Why American decision-makers continue to fail to understand the true nature of military conflict.
Is the US Suffering a ‘War Gap’?
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
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
March 17, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
With a new South Asia strategy guiding operations, how does Central Asia figure into CENTCOM’s activities?
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
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