Afghanistan

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Fair Weather Friends

Seven years on, the United States is still failing the Iraqi and Afghan interpreters it once promised visas. And the rise of the Islamic State makes their plight more urgent than ever.

Whitney Kassel |

Report

U.S. Options Limited by Lack of Drones Over Syria

With hardware tied up in Afghanistan, the U.S. military is forced to make tough choices.

Kate Brannen |

Argument

The Misunderstanding of Hamid Karzai

Afghanistan's president of 13 years exits the stage, and leaves behind him a slew of missed opportunities.

Bette Dam |

Dispatch

Ashraf Ghani's Struggle

The iconoclastic anthropologist is taking over Afghanistan’s presidency with high hopes and big ideas.

Sune Engel Rasmussen |

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Survey Says

The Chicago Council's new report might have answers as to what Americans want when it comes to Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine. The only problem is, it asked the wrong questions. 

Stephen M. Walt |

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Mission Improbable

When it comes to fighting terror, America’s leaders have offered nothing but wildly unrealistic strategies destined to fail. And Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State is no different.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Victory Lab Kabul

I was one of Ashraf Ghani’s chief campaign strategists, and no, we did not steal the Afghan election. We won it fair and square -- with Facebook, road rallies, and people power.

Hamdullah Mohib |