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US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
May 01, 2019
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
The U.S. military command in Kabul is no longer producing "district control data,."
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US
April 12, 2019
Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US
Even though Taliban attacks never quite ceased during the winter, the insurgent group made its annual spring announcement.
Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
April 10, 2019
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
The next Doha meeting, which the Afghan government plans to attend, has been pushed back. Meanwhile, attacks continue.
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?
April 04, 2019
Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?
Khalilzad’s history is worth recounting, to give context to recent chafing at his tactics in pursuing peace.
Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?
Taliban Killed 33 Troops, Police in Helmand
March 26, 2019
Taliban Killed 33 Troops, Police in Helmand
Separately, a NATO airstrike reportedly killed 13, including 10 children, in northern Afghanistan.
Taliban Killed 33 Troops, Police in Helmand
What is Uzbekistan’s Role in the Afghan Peace Process?
March 11, 2019
What is Uzbekistan’s Role in the Afghan Peace Process?
As Tashkent’s officials move between Doha and Kabul, Uzbekistan is carving a quiet role for itself in the peace process.
What is Uzbekistan’s Role in the Afghan Peace Process?
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
February 27, 2019
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
This week's critical talks between the U.S. and the Taliban revolve around a two-item agenda.
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
February 26, 2019
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
What should be made of recent reporting that shows evidence of a Chinese paramilitary presence in Tajikistan?
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
Agreeing to Agree: The Afghan Peace Process Sort of Moves Forward
January 29, 2019
Agreeing to Agree: The Afghan Peace Process Sort of Moves Forward
U.S. envoy in charge of the quest for a peace deal in Afghanistan encouraged by recent progress, but hurdles remain.
Agreeing to Agree: The Afghan Peace Process Sort of Moves Forward
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
January 17, 2019
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
Emboldened by foreign support, the Taliban continue to refuse talks with the Afghan government.
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
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
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