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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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Terrorists Had a Banner Year in 2014, Killing More Than 30,000

The increase in terrorism's violence comes amid the Islamic State's spread in Iraq and Syria and Boko Haram violence in Nigeria.

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Securing Afghanistan’s Future

Ghani’s plan for Afghanistan to become self-reliant is an ambitious one; however, by several measures, it has been successful, ensuring resources drive better outcomes and deliver for the people.

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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Another One Down: Top Civilian for U.S. Army Calls It Quits

Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh has decided to step down by November 1, the Defense Department announced Monday. McHugh, who has served in ...

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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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How to Promote Women’s Rights, in Afghanistan and Around the World

This year seems to be a year for taking stock of women's rights globally, but what does that mean for women in Afghanistan?

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