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Trump’s Afghanistan Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
August 25, 2017
Trump’s Afghanistan Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
U.S. President Donald J. Trump's plan for Afghanistan leaves several open questions.
Trump’s Afghanistan Policy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Before Afghanistan, Trump Should Sort Out How 'South Asia' Is Seen in Washington
August 24, 2017
Before Afghanistan, Trump Should Sort Out How 'South Asia' Is Seen in Washington
Why Trump should address South Asia policy thinking in Washington first.
Before Afghanistan, Trump Should Sort Out How 'South Asia' Is Seen in Washington
Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: An Afghan View
August 22, 2017
Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: An Afghan View
Trump's new strategy for Afghanistan hits many of the notes that Afghans would have liked to hear.
Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy: An Afghan View
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
June 21, 2017
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
Without China's buy-in, any attempt to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan is doomed.
Whatever the New US Strategy in Afghanistan, It Can't Succeed Without China
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)
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
March 14, 2017
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
The peace process in Afghanistan must be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned.
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
February 14, 2017
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
Moscow is aligning itself with the enemy of its enemy, the Taliban.
4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
Trump Can't End the War in Afghanistan Without Iran
November 24, 2016
Trump Can't End the War in Afghanistan Without Iran
If the next U.S. president wants stability in Afghanistan, he will have to come to terms with Iran.
Trump Can't End the War in Afghanistan Without Iran
President Trump and the War in Afghanistan: What You Need to Know
November 21, 2016
President Trump and the War in Afghanistan: What You Need to Know
A situation report on the current terrain.
President Trump and the War in Afghanistan: What You Need to Know
What Afghans Expect From Donald Trump
November 21, 2016
What Afghans Expect From Donald Trump
President-elect Donald J. Trump must clarify his position on Afghanistan as soon as possible.
What Afghans Expect From Donald Trump
Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan
November 03, 2016
Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan
A factionalized Taliban adds another dynamic to a complicated peace process in Afghanistan.
Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan
Here Come the Taliban Drones
November 02, 2016
Here Come the Taliban Drones
For the first time ever, the Taliban used an off-the-shelf drone to record a suicide attack.
Here Come the Taliban Drones
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
November 01, 2016
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
A former senior aide to Mullah Omar has called on the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government.
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
How Opium Fuels the Taliban’s War Machine in Afghanistan
October 28, 2016
How Opium Fuels the Taliban’s War Machine in Afghanistan
There can be no victory over the insurgency unless narcotics are brought into the war agenda in Afghanistan.
How Opium Fuels the Taliban’s War Machine in Afghanistan
Dostum Seeks to Cement His Position in Northern Afghanistan
October 26, 2016
Dostum Seeks to Cement His Position in Northern Afghanistan
Dostum’s military adventurism in northern Afghanistan is not to assist Kabul in its war against the Taliban.
Dostum Seeks to Cement His Position in Northern Afghanistan
NATO Trains Afghan Tactical Air Controllers as Civilian Casualties Rise
October 22, 2016
NATO Trains Afghan Tactical Air Controllers as Civilian Casualties Rise
NATO and Afghan forces continue to adapt to capability and capacity gaps.
NATO Trains Afghan Tactical Air Controllers as Civilian Casualties Rise
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