Regions / Afghanistan
America's heroes? Not so much. Not anymore. Not when they're dead, anyway.
Simplifying the COIN game plan.
Wildfires, like conflicts between states, are fast, dynamic and fierce.
Imposter Taliban negotiator brings out the hubris in Gen. Petraeus.
The United States outlasts the Soviets in Afghanistan. That counts for something, doesn't it?
Can Gandhi's satyagraha can work in Afghanistan?
What if the same demanding standard that was applied to the economy in this election had been applied to the war in Afghanistan?
The U.S. military and NATO are finding it harder and harder to sell a particular assault as the key to victory.
No amount of expensive innovation in arms can provide for a sustainable counterinsurgency operation.
Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalisation and human rights in the region.