Embracing the Enemies We Know in Afghanistan

Despite mutual distrust, Washington must include both the Taliban and the Haqqani Network in negotiations to achieve peace in Afghanistan. By Fahd Humayun Last November, the Pentagon announced that the … Read More

Interview with Afghan President Ghani: ‘I Have To Hold Our Country Together’

Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl in Kabul, Afghanistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stands in front of the Presidential Palace in Kabul: “If al-Qaida was version 2.0 of terror, then the … Read More

Once more down the rabbit hole – Afghanistan “after” the American war

By Ann Jones Ten months ago, on December 28, 2014, a ceremony in Kabul officially marked the conclusion of America’s very long war in Afghanistan. President Obama called that day … Read More

Pakistan’s Afghan muddle

By Ashraf Jehangir Qazi Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a conference in Herat on the cultural and social aspects of security followed by a bilateral meeting on the … Read More