The South Asia Channel

Watching Kunduz Collapse From the Sidelines

The fall of Kunduz jeopardizes Pakistan's quest for internal stability.

The South Asia Channel

The Regional Roots of Kunduz’s Collapse

If an amalgamation of Taliban, Uzbek, Tajik, and other fighters are allowed to exist in the north, they may win over the support of local populations out of fear and hopelessness.

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Kunduz City Falls

Security in Kunduz did not deteriorate overnight. For more than a decade, the NATO and Afghan government strategy in the province has been clumsy and largely ineffective.

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Reconciliation Foolosophy II

The worrisome push for political accommodation with the Taliban continues.


Malala: Nations Should Spend Money on ‘Books, Not Bombs’

In an event co-hosted by Foreign Policy in Washington, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai called on governments to redirect their military spending to schools.


Al Qaeda Boss Zawahiri Pledges Allegiance to New Taliban Leader

The announcement comes on the heels of news of Mullah Omar's death in 2013.

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