PAUL STANILAND — Uncertainty regarding internal Afghan Taliban politics limits options for leaders in both Kabul and Islamabad.
THEO FARRELL — After 13 years of fighting, Afghan National Security Forces have assumed responsibility for all combat operations in the country. Now the real fight begins. Continue reading “Painting a Mixed Picture”
THEO FARRELL — The Taliban are ready to negotiate. The US and NATO are the ones turning the cold shoulder. Continue reading “Conversations with the Taliban”
STEN RYNNING — NATO earns a score of 6/10 for its cohesion, but only a 3/10 for strategic management. This assessment illuminates a stark contrast between the Alliance’s military successes and political disappointments. Continue reading “NATO’s Afghan Report Card”
ROBERT M. HATHAWAY — Pakistan and the United States have fostered a shallow alliance in Afghanistan. Leaders on both sides are troubled by its effects. Continue reading “Pakistan’s Woes”