September 11, 2020
The Need for an Enduring US Military Presence in Afghanistan
By Julian D. Alford and Amin Tarzi
U.S. interests in Afghanistan are enduring and will need to be safeguarded into the future.
March 01, 2020
US, Taliban Sign Historic Deal to Begin Drawdown of American Troops
By Ankit Panda
The Taliban committed to not allow Afghan soil to be used by terrorist groups hostile to the United States in exchange for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country.
June 26, 2019
US-India Ties in Modi's Second Term: Charting a New Course?
By Ankit Panda
Richard Rossow speaks to The Diplomat about U.S.-India ties.
May 14, 2019
India in Afghanistan After the Soviet Withdrawal
By Avinandan Choudhury
India’s tough experience in post-1989 Afghanistan could hold lessons for weathering a U.S. troop withdrawal.
February 12, 2019
Stay the Course to Win the Peace in Afghanistan
By M. Ashraf Haidari
The U.S. must be careful not to repeat the mistake of an overly-hasty withdrawal of support for Afghanistan.
January 08, 2019
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
By Nicolas Johnston
Expect to see the U.S. establish further political alternatives intended to counterbalance China’s influence in Central Asia.
January 04, 2019
On the Verge of Peace, Afghanistan Needs a Carefully Managed Strategy
By Gul Maqsood Sabit
A strategy for Afghanistan must put events in proper order and move forward with caution.
October 16, 2015
Obama Announces Halt of US Troop Cuts in Afghanistan
By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new White House plan will keep 9,800 American troops in the country until the end of 2016 or early 2017.
April 20, 2014
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
By Arwin Rahi
Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to keep the peace after 2014.
April 05, 2014
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
By Rajeev Agrawal
In the election run-up, the Taliban has increasingly set the agenda in the region with a spate of high-profile attacks.
March 25, 2014
Yes, The Taliban Are Terrorists
By Aziz Hakimi
“It is time for Washington to put objective facts above political wishful thinking and recognize the Taliban as a terror organization.”
December 18, 2013
The New Silk Road to Nowhere
By Eugene Imas
U.S. post-2014 development plans for Central Asia are worthy, but at risk of strategic failure.