Negotiations with the Taliban Won’t Give Afghanistan What it Needs

  Saturday, August 18, 2018

By Ioannis Koskinas

Afghanistan’s experiment with communism ended with the country’s destruction between 1978 and 1992. The short-lived mujahedeen government and Afghan civil war phase ended in 1996, with...

How China and India Can Help Secure the Peace in Afghanistan

  Tuesday, August 07, 2018

By M. Ashraf Haidari

Afghans consider both China and India to be trustworthy neighbors. Together, they can help ensure Afghanistan’s future.
I was recently invited to a track 1.5 China-Afghanistan-Pakistan symposium on &ld...

Time to hit the political reset button in Afghanistan

  Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Haroun Mir

After a temporary truce between the Afghan government and the insurgents during the three days of Eid-al Fitr, the brief euphoria is over, and the public anxiety has remained unchanged because more questi...

Taliban: We’re ‘another name of the Afghan nation’

  Wednesday, June 27, 2018

By Bill Roggio

In a recent statement that addressed comments by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Taliban reiterated that it considers itself the sole representative of the Afghan people. This is at odds with the opinion of some analysts who advise the U...

Why Making Taliban a ‘New Normal’ Is Dangerous

  Monday, June 18, 2018

By Dr. Omar Sadr

A chronic conflict such as Afghanistan requires four mutually reinforcing pillars: A legitimate/inclusive political process in Kabul; a cooperative/coerced Pakistan; sound military power and supporting regional environment. In...