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The Future of the Taliban

With patron support waning and the Islamic State expanding, the Taliban may transform into a militant political group in order to survive.

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The Saffron Revolution of 2018

Without political reform, a never-ending war, and a declining economy, this is how everyone could lose in Afghanistan.

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Bloodsport

From cockfighting to buzkashi, Afghanistan’s pastimes are as brutal as the country’s history.

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A Record Year in Misery: the World Has Never Seen a Refugee Crisis This Bad

Some 60 million people worldwide have been forced to leave their homes.

Passport

The Gold, Skype-Equipped Shipping Container Being Used to Connect America With Iran

A gold-gilded shipping container, currently stationed in Washington, D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson Plaza, provides 20-minute video links to the Iranian capital of Tehran; Herat, Afghanistan; and Havana, Cuba.

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A New Bill Requires the Pentagon to Bring Retired War Dogs Abroad to the U.S.

DoD isn't required to pay for the transport of retired war dogs overseas back to the United States. A new bill would change that.

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