Afghanistan

July, 2015

  • 26 July

    Afghanistan: Talks’ Endorsement

    Mullah Omar’s pro-talks message is a morale booster for Ghani.

  • 12 July

    Afghanistan: Strange Bedfellows

    There are broad indications the newfound unity between the erstwhile foes — northern Balkh province’s Governor Atta Mohammad Noor and First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum — has been brought about by some regional powers to protect their interest in Afghanistan.

June, 2015

  • 30 June

    Beyond the Brazen Attack on Afghan Parliament

    The attack on the Afghan parliament was a grim reminder the militants are hard to vanquish on the battlefield. The spike in violence has put Afghanistan’s rag-tag security forces under more pressure than at any time in the past six months.

March, 2015

  • 16 March

    Afghanistan’s Cosmetic Surgery ‘Boom’

    What the recent boom in the cosmetic industry means for the Afghanistan's middle class.

  • 2 March

    New Dynamics of Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations

    Islamabad must build on the unusual goodwill in Kabul to prove it is sincere in cooperating against terrorism.

February, 2015

  • 2 February

    Afghanistan at the Crossroads

    Economically dependent on the foreign presence, Afghanistan will need to work hard to succeed on its own.

January, 2015

  • 3 January

    Turkey’s Role in Post-2014 Afghanistan

    One analyst thinks that Turkey's most successful foreign policy has been that practiced in Afghanistan during the past ten years.

December, 2014

  • 10 December

    Reconnecting Afghanistan

    Afghanistan has finally found its “man of destiny” in Ashraf Ghani. How long before some leader in Pakistan rises above self, selfishness and greed for the sake of the country?

  • 8 December

    Withdrawal Symptoms in Afghanistan: An Indian View

    Many fear that after the U.S. withdrawal, the Taliban will take over southern parts of the country with growing terrorism and insecurity threatening a weak government in Kabul.

November, 2014

  • 20 November

    Talking to the Taliban, Again

    As foreign military forces prepare to complete their withdrawal from combat operations in Afghanistan at the end of the year and as it becomes increasingly clear that large swathes of territory will remain under Taliban control, aid organizations have felt both compelled and empowered to talk to them.