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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus: Caucasus: Afghanistan

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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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COIN: the effectiveness of counterinsurgency strategies in Afghanistan from 2001 until 2014
COIN: the effectiveness of counterinsurgency strategies in Afghanistan from 2001 until 2014

Analysis of counerinsurgency strategies used in Afghanistan. By Nathan Down. (12/24/2016)

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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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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: Linda Robinson
IA Forum Interview: Linda Robinson

Cynthia Iris interviews Linda Robinson on her new book,One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of Warfare (2013). By Cynthia Iris (11/04/2013)

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The Irrelevance of Global Climate Talks
After 20 years of meager progress, it’s time to consider a new strategy, says Steven Cohen. (08/08/2013, Americas Quarterly) Read More...


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...


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...


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...


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...


External Article
It's the Afghan Economy, Stupid: Jobs and Development Will Defeat the Taliban
M. Ashraf Haidari, political counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan, argues that economic growth and development are the keys to driving out the Taliban from Afghanistan. By M. Ashraf Haidari. (07/... Read More...


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From the Sun King to Karzai
The United States hopes to create a strong central government in Afghanistan -- but is such state building possible? Yes, and policymakers should look to Louis XIV and the development of France's anci... 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...


Corruption in the Afghan Context
Corruption in the Afghan Context
Author analyzes governance in Afghanistan, corruption issues, and anti-corruption reform efforts. By Michael P. Cohn (12/23/2009) Read More...


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Addicted to Contractors
The United States is hooked on privatized warfare in Afghanistan. And it's more costly than you think. Read More...


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Money Can't Buy America Love
Millions of dollars are being pumped into hearts and minds projects from Kabul to Kandahar. Trouble is, it's not working. And it might even be making things worse. By Andrew Wilder and Stuart Gordon. ... Read More...


External Article
Vision for Victory in Afghanistan - Part I
Troop number increase is argued as the most correct path to achieve agreeable results in Afghanistan. By Michael O'Hanlon. (The Washington Times/ Brookings Institution, 11/18/2009) Read More...


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Interview with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh discusses Afghanistan, Pakistan and other issues facing India. (Washington Post, 11/22/2009) Read More...


Afghanistan: Averting the Loss of another Generation
Afghanistan: Averting the Loss of another Generation
Author discusses the importance of providing educational opportunities to young Afghans. By Ahmad Shuja. (10/25/2009) Read More...


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Get Nasty or Go Home
Recent arguments for the War in Afghanistan have focused on building civilian security to fight against counter-insurgency. This article shows that some tougher choices may need to be considered. (Fo... Read More...


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UNAMA and the Afghan Elections
An article outlining the tensions between Peter Galbraith and Kai Eide in the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). (Mark Leon Goldberg, UN Dispatch, 10/14/2009) Read More...


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