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What Trump Left Out of His Afghanistan Strategy: China
September 15, 2017
What Trump Left Out of His Afghanistan Strategy: China
Trump's vision of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan came off as myopic, ignoring a role for other regional powers.
What Trump Left Out of His Afghanistan Strategy: China
Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan
August 29, 2017
Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan
Washington’s least best-laid plans will invariably go awry.
Trump on Pakistan: Not Quite the Best-Laid Plan
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
August 28, 2017
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
The United States is not working on a winning strategy in Afghanistan anymore.
Is Trump No Longer Interested in 'Winning' in Afghanistan?
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
August 23, 2017
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
The quagmire in Afghanistan continues under a new administration bent on bombing its way to victory.
Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
August 22, 2017
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Counterterrorism is in and nation-building is out, but the United States still has no way out of Afghanistan.
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan
August 21, 2017
Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan
The potential for success by relying on PMCs remains uncertain.
Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
June 23, 2017
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
16 years later, the original rationale for the war on Afghanistan still holds true.
Is the Taliban Still a Threat to US Security?
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
April 14, 2017
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bumped Afghanistan back into the U.S. news cycle, but what's next?
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation
January 18, 2017
Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation
When Donald Trump takes office on January 20, he will inherit an immensely problematic country and region.
Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation
Rethinking Strategic Abandonment: Does the US Need to Redefine Its Partnership With Pakistan?
January 17, 2017
Rethinking Strategic Abandonment: Does the US Need to Redefine Its Partnership With Pakistan?
Both Pakistan and the United States need to take steps to improve the bilateral relationship.
Rethinking Strategic Abandonment: Does the US Need to Redefine Its Partnership With Pakistan?
Time to Stop Meddling in Afghanistan
January 10, 2017
Time to Stop Meddling in Afghanistan
External powers need to involve Afghanistan in discussions, rather than interfering in the country's affairs from afar.
Time to Stop Meddling in Afghanistan
Iran, Russia See Opportunity to Encircle the US in Afghanistan
December 24, 2016
Iran, Russia See Opportunity to Encircle the US in Afghanistan
Moscow and Tehran see an opportunity to fatal distract the United States in Afghanistan.
Iran, Russia See Opportunity to Encircle the US in Afghanistan
Revenge of the Taliban: The Story of the Afghan Soldier Mumtaz
December 08, 2015
Revenge of the Taliban: The Story of the Afghan Soldier Mumtaz
How the ongoing war in Afghanistan wrecked a soldier's family.
Revenge of the Taliban: The Story of the Afghan Soldier Mumtaz
Why Did the US Strike an Afghan Hospital?
November 26, 2015
Why Did the US Strike an Afghan Hospital?
Results of a US investigation point to human error.
Why Did the US Strike an Afghan Hospital?
Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?
October 22, 2015
Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?
Georgia's wounded soldiers coming back from Afghanistan need care but they're not getting it.
Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?
Obama Announces Halt of US Troop Cuts in Afghanistan
October 16, 2015
Obama Announces Halt of US Troop Cuts in Afghanistan
The new White House plan will keep 9,800 American troops in the country until the end of 2016 or early 2017.
Obama Announces Halt of US Troop Cuts in Afghanistan
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