The Problem With Afghanistan’s Counterinsurgency

Kabul is using a centralized approach to fight a decentralized insurgency. By Metra Mehran and Abdul Waheed Ahmad The  Taliban have been seizing numerous districts throughout northern Afghanistan and even … Read More

Troubled Afghanistan And Pakistan’s Role For Peace And Reconciliation

By Iftikhar Hussain Jazib President Ashraf Ghani’s December 2015 Pakistan visit and joint inauguration of Heart of Asia Conference with Pakistani Prime Minister came as a breakthrough for a fresh … Read More

No Peace Without Unity in Afghanistan

Analysis There is a proverb in Afghanistan that goes, “patience is bitter, but it has a sweet fruit.” In the case of the Taliban, the ability to patiently endure a … Read More

The timing of the Kandahar attacks

By Shamil Shams  “The color of the red carpet in Islamabad actually represented the blood of innocent Afghans,” Rahmatullan Nabil, the former head of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS), … 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

World War III On The Horizon?

By Sourav Banerjee Since the Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 30th began airstrikes against ISIS and its affiliates in Syria at the request of the Syrian government, the world … 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