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by Farkhondeh Akbari With a May 1 deadline looming for the withdrawal of the remaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan, stalled intra-Afghan “peace talks” in Doha, and a dramatic rise in violence across the country marked by assassinations of the country’s civic leaders and journalists, the...
  -------- WILLIAM MALEY ------- Afghanistan has experienced more than four decades of severe disruption, ever since the communist coup of April 1978 plunged the country into a state of disorder that was then severely aggravated by the Soviet invasion of...
--------- Annika Schmeding and Omar Sharifi -------------   Everything looks as it always does: the streets, the shops, the parks. But you know from the persistent news reports that you are vulnerable. You know it from the neighbor who told you to...
 is the Research Director of the Central AsiaCaucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program. He specialises in security studies, state-building, and transnational crime in Southwest and Central Asia, with a specific focus on the Caucasus and Turkey. Dr. Cornell is the author...
-----------NISHANK MOTWANI---------- A US exit opens the way to complete takeover by the Taliban, precisely what they – and Pakistan – have long wished for. In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani outlined what he saw as the objective for...