Is Afghan Intelligence Building a Regime of Terror With the CIA’s Help?
As dissidents are attacked and murdered, critics liken the National Directorate of Security to the brutal intelligence service of the Afghan communists in the 1980s.
The Afghanistan Problem That Won’t Go Away
Even now, 18 years in, there is no clear way out for the United States.
Afghan President Ghani Pun-tificates on D.C. Voting Rights
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is surprisingly up to speed on D.C. voting rights.
Ashraf Ghani has a vision that could turn Central and South Asia into another East Asian Miracle.
It’s Not the Taliban — It’s the Islamic State
As U.S. troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani has found a new reason for them to stay.
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.
Afghan Peace: Between A Rock and A Hard Place
To bring peace to Afghanistan, Ghani has to overcome domestic barriers and regional controversies.
Winning American Hearts: Ghani’s Trip to the United States
Even with Ghani’s visit to the United States over, Afghanistan still has a lot of work it needs to do to make American praise stick.
Ghani: Afghanistan Can Serve as Roadblock to Extremism Along New Silk Road
The Afghan president calls his country a keystone to future prosperity in Central Asia — but first needs help in stopping the spread of religious extremism.
High Stakes for President Ghani’s Visit
When Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrives in Washington, he'll have to prove to the U.S. government and the American people that his country deserves their continued support.
Ghani Takes the Long Way Round
After years of using the military approach as the primary way of dealing with the Taliban, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is seeking continued U.S. support while he tries the road less traveled: peace talks.
Mr. Ghani Goes to Washington
Afghanistan’s president should have an enjoyable and successful visit to the United States. But don’t expect it to ease the immense challenges awaiting him back home.
President Ghani: Stuck Between India and Pakistan
As AfPak relations improve, will Indian support of Afghanistan wane?
Political-Cultural Impediments to Reform in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s difficulties in enacting reform can be traced in part to its political culture, which is proving resistant to change.
An Olive Branch in AfPak
Afghanistan is trying to retool its rocky relationship with Pakistan. Will this great bargain pay off?
Afghanistan: Still a Man’s World?
Despite Ghani nominating three women to his cabinet, Afghanistan’s women are still not winning.