Everyone Wants a Piece of Afghanistan
A U.S. withdrawal has opened the door to a possible political settlement, but success will depend on regional powers and the country’s neighbors.
Afghans Are Cheering for an Indian Win
For Kabul, India is a vital counterbalance to an aggressive neighbor.
Afghanistan Is Trying to Save Its Child Bombers
In a Kabul clinic, staff struggle to help teenagers drafted by the Taliban.
‘We Belong to Afghanistan’
Rawail Singh believed in a peaceful future for Sikhs like him in his homeland — and died for it.
The Walking Dead
As U.S. troops draw down, the Afghan military struggles to provide care for its countless wounded soldiers — on the battlefield and at home.
Afghanistan Ranks Among the Worst Places for Girls to Get an Education
The United States poured millions into education in Afghanistan. Did it do anything?
Book excerpt: Afghan war vet Daniel Green summarizes the ‘Characteristics of Successful Village Stability Operations’
Some good, if unsurprising, strategic advice.
Expelling the Taliban From Qatar Would Be a Grave Mistake
There's absolutely no reason to close down the path to peace in Afghanistan.
Can There Be Peace With Honor in Afghanistan?
In an era when wars never end, America’s definition of peace needs to be defined down.
Here’s How Trump Can Win America’s Longest War
Trump could succeed where his predecessors haven't: in Afghanistan.
First Helmand, Then Afghanistan
A trip through the country’s beleaguered south reveals demoralized soldiers, corrupt local officials, and sweeping Taliban gains in previously peaceful towns. How did Obama’s “good war” go so wrong?
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.
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.
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.
Watchdog Blasts the Pentagon’s $43M Gas Station That Will Fuel Few Cars in Afghanistan
DoD built a $43 million gas station in Afghanistan that no one can use.
The Taliban Are Winning
And the taking of Kunduz was just a dry run for the eventual attack on Kabul.
Elusive Peace in Post-9/11 Afghanistan
Before 9/11 Afghanistan was a forgotten, devastated state. Winning the peace and nation-building will require international support.