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Stay the Course to Win the Peace in Afghanistan
February 12, 2019
Stay the Course to Win the Peace in Afghanistan
The U.S. must be careful not to repeat the mistake of an overly-hasty withdrawal of support for Afghanistan.
Stay the Course to Win the Peace in Afghanistan
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
January 08, 2019
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
Expect to see the U.S. establish further political alternatives intended to counterbalance China’s influence in Central Asia.
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
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
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
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
April 20, 2014
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to keep the peace after 2014.
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
April 05, 2014
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
In the election run-up, the Taliban has increasingly set the agenda in the region with a spate of high-profile attacks.
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
Yes, The Taliban Are Terrorists
March 25, 2014
Yes, The Taliban Are Terrorists
“It is time for Washington to put objective facts above political wishful thinking and recognize the Taliban as a terror organization.”
Yes, The Taliban Are Terrorists
The New Silk Road to Nowhere
December 18, 2013
The New Silk Road to Nowhere
U.S. post-2014 development plans for Central Asia are worthy, but at risk of strategic failure.
The New Silk Road to Nowhere
Afghanistan-Pakistan Border: Back to Politics as Usual?
November 29, 2013
Afghanistan-Pakistan Border: Back to Politics as Usual?
The risks of conflict and collapse post-2014 are significant, but disaster is not inevitable.
Afghanistan-Pakistan Border: Back to Politics as Usual?
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