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The Afghanistan Conflict and Future Prospects of Peace: A Brief Analysis
The Afghanistan Conflict and Future Prospects of Peace: A Brief Analysis

Over the last few months, the tectonic plates of the Afghanistan conflict have shown signs of movement, with the latest being an offer from President Ghani to recognize the Taliban as a political p... Read More...



The return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A homecoming that doesn’t feel like one
The return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A homecoming that doesn’t feel like one

What does the return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of what had been the second largest militant group in the Afghanistan, mean for the country? By Chayanika Saxena. (05/08/2017)

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Australia, Afghanistan and Trump’s allure
Australia, Afghanistan and Trump’s allure

Australia's aid issue with Afghanistan. By Aiden Parkes. (03/16/2017)

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Concerting for peace in Afghanistan: Will the ‘meeting of six’ have a tune to play?
Concerting for peace in Afghanistan: Will the ‘meeting of six’ have a tune to play?

What's the hope for Afghanistan's current peace process involving regional powers?  By Chayanika Saxena. (03/19/2017)

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Why is Hamid Karzai not happy with Ashraf Ghani?
Why is Hamid Karzai not happy with Ashraf Ghani?

What are the reasons Hamid Karzai is not happy with Asharf Ghani's leadership of Afghanistan?  By Ali Reza Sarwar. (09/14/2015)

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Can Afghanistan Avoid the History of Ethnic Subjugation?
Can Afghanistan Avoid the History of Ethnic Subjugation?

Ghani’s inner circle is harming his ability to speak for all Afghans.  By Ali Reza Sarwar (03/03/2015). 

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Is China Afghanistan’s new best friend?
Is China Afghanistan’s new best friend?

What are the chances for success and pitfalls for a China-Afghanistan partnership? By Ernesto Gallo.  (Read More...



Afghanistan: from tribal lawlessness to democratic order
Afghanistan: from tribal lawlessness to democratic order

A look at the elections in Afghanistan. By Kashi N Pandit. (05/02/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Carlotta Gall, NY Times
IA Forum Interview: Carlotta Gall, NY Times

IA-Forum interviews NYT’s reporter, Carlotta Gall, on her new book, The Wrong Enemy, and her thirteen years of reporting on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Africa. By Cynthia Iris (04/14/020... Read More...



Do Taliban Threaten the Region?
Do Taliban Threaten the Region?

Author examines the Taliban and their intentions in Central Asia.  By Kashi N. Pandit.  (04/09/2014)

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Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks
Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks

Afghan peace talks are bounded by many stakeholders.  How are they involved and how does Karzai play into the situation?  By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (02/26/2014)

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Even In Afghanistan, Separate Is Not Equal
Even In Afghanistan, Separate Is Not Equal
Are US/NATO efforts to empower women and equalize Afghan society undercut by the segregation policies of their own camps and insensitivity to local staff? By Jade Wu. (first appeared in Peace and Co... Read More...


Delivering on the Commitments and Pledges of Afghanistan Conferences
Delivering on the Commitments and Pledges of Afghanistan Conferences
Analysis of recent conference, Afghanistan and the International Community. Can commitments and agreements with Afghanistan deliver as promised? By M. Ashraf Haidari (05/24/2012) Read More...


IA Forum on Conference Call with Steve Coll & Peter Bergen: Withdrawal in Afghanistan
IA Forum on Conference Call with Steve Coll & Peter Bergen: Withdrawal in Afghanistan
In a conference call with Steve Coll and Peter Bergen, IA-Forum asks about potential impact on on military withdrawal in Afghanistan should President Karzai be removed from office. By Cynthia Iris, I... Read More...


Afghanistan 2014: is retreat of Western soldiers feasible?
Afghanistan 2014: is retreat of Western soldiers feasible?
Author examines current military situation in Afghanistan and prospect for removing Western troops by 2014. By Michael Orfanos. (05/23/2011) Read More...


International Affairs Forum Interview: Colonel Paul Bricker
International Affairs Forum Interview: Colonel Paul Bricker
IA-Forum speaks with U.S. Army Colonel Paul Bricker, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, about the recent raid on bin Laden’s compound, from a pilot’s perspective. By Cynthia Iris (05/09/2011) Read More...


Talking to the Taliban: Impossible or Pointless?
Talking to the Taliban: Impossible or Pointless?
Author analyzes possible discussions with the Taliban, providing potential scenarios and outcomes. By Dmitri A Titoff. (04/29/2011) Read More...


Afghanistan: Securing the Future for Afghan Women
Afghanistan: Securing the Future for Afghan Women

Reflects on the progress of women's rights in Afghanistan and looks ahead toward further progress. By M Ashraf Haidari. (Eurasianet, 03/08/2011)

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Afghanistan: Rethinking Humanitarian Assistance
Afghanistan: Rethinking Humanitarian Assistance
Author argues that development can lead the way for humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. By M. Ashraf Haidari. (Eurasianet, 03/01/2011) Read More...


Rethinking the ‘Long War’ in Afghanistan: Response
Rethinking the ‘Long War’ in Afghanistan: Response
M. Ashraf Haidari responds to New York Times editorial that is optimistic about progress in Afghanistan. By M. Ashraf Haidari. (02/27/2011) Read More...


Rethinking the ‘Long War’ in Afghanistan
Rethinking the ‘Long War’ in Afghanistan
Optimistic view about progress in Afghanistan. By Nathaniel Fick and John Nagl. (New York Times, 02/20/2011) Read More...


Can Afghanistan Afford to Survive?
Can Afghanistan Afford to Survive?
Despite the Obama administration’s claims of success, Afghanistan is in a guerrilla war that might be too expensive for the country to win, argues Juan Cole. (The Diplomat, 02/05/2011) Read More...


Afghanistan: Never Mind the Disabled
Afghanistan: Never Mind the Disabled
Author looks at issues faced by disabled in Afghanistan and critiques the lack of programs to assist them. By Fahim Kairy. (01/19/2011) Read More...


Women are the Pillars of Afghanistan
Women are the Pillars of Afghanistan
Author responds to op-ed by Laura Bush, and discusses steps to achieve gender equality. By Ashraf Haidari. (10/18/2010) Read More...


Two End States in Afghanistan: Somalia of Asia or the Turkey of the East
Two End States in Afghanistan: Somalia of Asia or the Turkey of the East
Author presents analysis of current situation in Afghanistan and asks which direction policies will steer the country toward. By Davood Moradian. (10/18/2010) Read More...


External Article
Dealing With The Afghan Warlords
IA Forum asks a group of experts: Given the many issues the US faces in stabilizing Afghanistan, a key issue is what to do with the warlords. In the winter edition of Foreign Affairs, Professor Georg... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: David Kilcullen
IA-Forum Interview: David Kilcullen
IA-Forum speaks with David Kilcullen about COIN theory and the conflict in Afghanistan. By Cynthia Iris (09/03/2010) Read More...


Karzai Not Two Faced About War On Terrorism
Karzai Not Two Faced About War On Terrorism
M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC., responds to Thomas L. Friedman statement that some countries in the region are "two-faced" in the war against t... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: M. Ashraf Haidari
IA-Forum Interview: M. Ashraf Haidari
IA Forum speaks with M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor and Acting Defense Attaché of the Embassy of Afghanistan (Washington, DC) about The London Conference on Afghanistan. (01/27/2010) Read More...


IA Forum Special Report - Climate Change, Cybersecurity
IA Forum Special Report - Climate Change, Cybersecurity
IA Forum presents its latest special report featuring the trade-off between economic policy and climate change policy, insurgent groups, and cybersecurity. Read More...


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