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In Afghanistan, how about trying this?: Don’t just do something, stand there

Some of his national security advisors are encouraging President Obama to keep American military personnel in Afghanistan past his self-imposed deadline of having all but about 5,500 U.S. troops out by the end of the year.

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A Pipeline to South Asia Prosperity

A proposed plan for a new natural gas pipeline could be an economic boon for Afghanistan. But Kabul must implement real pathways for it to succeed.

The South Asia Channel

Straight Talk on Afghan Peace Talks

Expectations for the Afghan peace process should be measured. With the Taliban’s increasing leverage in negotiations and refusal to join in the talks, lasting peace remains elusive.

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America’s Afghan Refugee Crisis

After 50 plus years, the United States has caused more harm than good in Afghanistan. By accepting responsibility for the refugee crisis, it can begin to reverse this trend.

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A Plan Colombia for Afghanistan

In the fight to rid Afghanistan of violent extremism, the central government needs greater resources to gain a decisive advantage.

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In Afghanistan, No Leadership Means No Elections

The only way for Afghanistan to avert electoral disaster is if the Ghani government and parliament act together to take cohesive and swift action.

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