Tag Archives: Taliban

In Charts: The Afghanistan War

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the longest war is U.S. history.

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The Taliban and the US: Accepting the Inevitable

It took the deaths of 2,300 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of Afghans to reach the agreement to end the longest war in U.S. history.

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The Afghan Quagmire: Corruption Persists

Corruption and the lack of the rule of law is a fundamental cause of the Afghan debacle.

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The Illusion of Strategy in Afghanistan: No Change in Pakistan’s Malice

Pakistan’s machinations and America’s past delusions pose obstacles to a successful strategic outcome for the war In Afghanistan.

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The BRICS Turn Against Pakistan

Pakistan’s hopes to resist mounting U.S. anti-terrorism pressure by aligning itself closer with China and Russia may be disappearing fast.

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Ending Pakistan’s Export of Jihadists: The Key to Win in Afghanistan

A policy to win in Afghanistan requires undermining the Taliban’s strategic base – the external support and sanctuary that Pakistan continues to provide.

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Trump’s “New” Strategy in Afghanistan Is Doomed To Fail

After 16 years of fighting, dispatching an additional force of 4,000 soldiers will not change anything.

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Afghanistan: A Morally Corrupting War

There is no military solution to the war in Afghanistan. The solution to the debacle lies with the Afghan tribes.

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The Taliban’s Cash Crop

Opium is an ever-larger source of funds and legitimacy for the once anti-drug Afghan insurgency.

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Who Drives Political Violence in Pakistan?

Pakistan’s generals like to blame their country’s cycle of political violence on foreign forces. In reality, it is largely home-made.

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