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Why the US Envoy's Road to Afghan Peace Is Littered With Obstacles
February 06, 2019
Why the US Envoy's Road to Afghan Peace Is Littered With Obstacles
While the U.S. and the Taliban have both claimed significant progress in the latest talks, they have yet to pen a deal.
Why the US Envoy's Road to Afghan Peace Is Littered With Obstacles
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
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
January 17, 2019
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
A reported drive to register men under 50 for the army reserves hints at underlying concern about the border.
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
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
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
December 28, 2018
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
It's past time for India to take stock of new realities in Afghanistan.
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan
December 22, 2018
Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan
Officials say U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed the Pentagon to draw up plans to pull out of Afghanistan.
Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan
Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan
November 30, 2018
Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan
A new strategy for Afghanistan begins in Iran and needs India’s help.
Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan
India’s Development Aid to Afghanistan: Does Afghanistan Need What India Gives?
November 24, 2018
India’s Development Aid to Afghanistan: Does Afghanistan Need What India Gives?
Indian aid to Afghanistan is well-received, but how deeply has New Delhi analyzed its programs and their impact?
India’s Development Aid to Afghanistan: Does Afghanistan Need What India Gives?
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
November 16, 2018
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
The Ghani government’s negligence when it comes to non-Pashtuns is clear.
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
November 16, 2018
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
The high toll raises questions about the sustainability of government forces in Afghanistan.
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
November 02, 2018
Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
Russia’s reconciliation efforts should align with Afghanistan’s needs.
Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
SIGAR's Advice on Afghanistan Advisers: Please Track and Train
November 02, 2018
SIGAR's Advice on Afghanistan Advisers: Please Track and Train
The Pentagon doesn't know how well its advisors are advising in part because it keeps moving the goalposts.
SIGAR's Advice on Afghanistan Advisers: Please Track and Train
Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy
October 25, 2018
Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy
Prime Minister Imran Khan isn’t likely to radically change Pakistan’s complicated relationship with the Taliban.
Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy
Ahead of Nationwide Polls, Attack in Kandahar Kills Gen. Abdul Raziq
October 19, 2018
Ahead of Nationwide Polls, Attack in Kandahar Kills Gen. Abdul Raziq
In a bitter irony, Kandahar's top police official was killed just after a meeting about election security.
Ahead of Nationwide Polls, Attack in Kandahar Kills Gen. Abdul Raziq
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
October 09, 2018
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
At CIS meeting, Mirziyoyev’s worries about instability in Afghanistan were on display.
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
F-35B Stealth Fighter Bombs Ground Target in Afghanistan
September 29, 2018
F-35B Stealth Fighter Bombs Ground Target in Afghanistan
The F-35B has conducted its first close air support strike in Afghanistan on September 27.
F-35B Stealth Fighter Bombs Ground Target in Afghanistan
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