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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
Trump's South Asia Strategy and Afghanistan's Political Stalemate: A Way Forward
February 27, 2018
Trump's South Asia Strategy and Afghanistan's Political Stalemate: A Way Forward
Ashraf Ghani's authoritarian tendencies have failed the Afghan people.
Trump's South Asia Strategy and Afghanistan's Political Stalemate: A Way Forward
The Kabul Hotel Attack: Moving Beyond the Blame Game
February 23, 2018
The Kabul Hotel Attack: Moving Beyond the Blame Game
Structural conditions in Afghan society provide insurgents the opportunity to escape detection.
The Kabul Hotel Attack: Moving Beyond the Blame Game
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
February 09, 2018
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
The U.S. airstrikes in Badakhshan are likely to please China, which may be helping the Afghans build a base in the region.
US Air Campaign in Afghanistan Hits Targets Near Tajik and Chinese Border
Islamic State Claims Attack on Save the Children Office in Jalalabad
January 25, 2018
Islamic State Claims Attack on Save the Children Office in Jalalabad
As of writing, official sources indicate that at least three people have been killed and 20 injured.
Islamic State Claims Attack on Save the Children Office in Jalalabad
'One Last Time': The United States and Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
October 12, 2017
'One Last Time': The United States and Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
Is the U.S. going to try the same approach to Pakistan -- one last time?
'One Last Time': The United States and Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
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
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