The Afghanistan Problem That Won’t Go Away
Even now, 18 years in, there is no clear way out for the United States.
Trump’s Approach to Afghanistan ‘Confusing His Own Negotiators’
Veteran diplomat Ryan Crocker talks about the “catastrophic” plans for a Taliban summit and scant hopes for any enduring peace deal.
The United States Needs an Afghanistan Exit Strategy
Washington should hand over U.S. military and political roles to other countries, including China.
Afghanistan Is Trying to Save Its Child Bombers
In a Kabul clinic, staff struggle to help teenagers drafted by the Taliban.
Imran Khan Can’t Fix Pakistan’s Foreign Policy
The fiery electoral front-runner will be hemmed in on all sides if he wins.
‘We Belong to Afghanistan’
Rawail Singh believed in a peaceful future for Sikhs like him in his homeland — and died for it.
Watchdog: United States Made Corruption in Afghanistan ‘Pervasive and Entrenched’
Billions of dollar the U.S. sent to Afghanistan made it a much more corrupt place.
Reports: American University Of Afghanistan Under Attack
There are multiple reports of gunfire and explosions at the school.
Watchdog Chief: Corruption Is An ‘Existential’ Threat to U.S. Efforts in Afghanistan
The watchdog for the Afghan war warns graft there could undermine the entire U.S. effort.
An FP Conversation: What Qualifies as War Crimes in the 21st Century?
Foreign Policy spoke with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tobias Lindholm about war crimes in the 21st century, and who is responsible for them.
Mapped: The Taliban Surged in 2015, but ISIS Is Moving In on Its Turf
The U.S. drawdown has paved the way for the Taliban to brush aside Afghanistan’s security forces and take control of growing swaths of the country.
Bergdahl to Be Court-Martialed for Desertion and Could Face Life in Prison
Bowe Bergdahl is to be court-martialed for deserting his post in Afghanistan.
House Republicans: Bergdahl Swap ‘Violated Several Laws’
Report on the 2014 prisoner swap elicits a strong response from Democrats.
Obama, Dropping Pledge, to Keep Thousands of Troops in Afghanistan After 2016
Some 5,500 U.S. forces will remain in country to train the Afghan army and fight the Taliban, al Qaeda, and the Islamic State.
Afghan Taliban: Yes, We Did Cover Up Mullah Omar’s Death
Amid leadership struggle, Taliban leader's supporters back his experience.
Afghanistan, Choose Your Enemies Wisely
The Taliban’s new leadership may be the last decent opportunity for a political solution to the conflict. Without one, the Islamic State will make Afghanistan the next Iraq or Syria.
Death Divides the Taliban
The death of Mullah Omar has caused rifts in succession, the peace process, and internal loyalties that signal dangerous times ahead for Afghanistan.
Singing Omar’s Praises, Staying Silent on Mansour
Al Qaeda affiliates' silence is a sign that the fight to succeed Mullah Omar as Taliban leader is not yet over.