Afghanistan at a Crossroads

  Monday, February 04, 2019

By Dr. Davood Moradian

Any agreement between the Taliban and the U.S. at the expense of the Afghan government and people is doomed to fail

Afghanistan is seeing growing national, regional and global attempt...

Can the Afghan Peace Process Succeed?

  Tuesday, January 29, 2019

By Mohammad Shoaib Haidary

Talks with the Taliban must include long-term, patient efforts to negotiate and resolve the disagreements between the Afghans on the issue of peace.

Vietnam Redux in Afghanistan: Peace as an Extension of War by Other Means

  Tuesday, January 22, 2019

By Anthony H. Cordesman

It would be unfair to accuse any element of the US. Government as having had the wrong strategy for Afghanistan. The real accusation should be that it has had so many partially conflicting strategies that it never prope...

The Taliban’s Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (1996–2001): ‘War-Making and State-Making’ as an Insurgency Strategy

  Monday, January 14, 2019

By Dr. Yaqub Ibrahimi

The establishment of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) was the Taliban’s first effort to transform into a state structure in the midst of the Afghan civil war. However, the eff...

Iran’s Interests in Afghanistan: Water, Black Market Currency, & Extremism

  Monday, January 07, 2019

By Ejaz Ahmad Malikzada

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi recently visited Kabul to discuss recent efforts towards peace in Afghanistan.

Though the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs hasn’t pr...