Afghanistan

Boots on the Ground or Robots in the Sky

  • By
  • Evelyn Crunden,
  • New America Foundation
January 22, 2014 |
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The Limits of India's Historic Election

  • By
  • Evelyn Crunden,
  • New America Foundation
April 24, 2014 |
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What We Leave When We Leave

  • By
  • Evelyn Crunden,
  • New America Foundation
February 14, 2014 |
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Apprehension in Afghanistan: A Nation Goes to the Polls

  • By
  • Evelyn Crunden,
  • New America Foundation
April 4, 2014 |
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Strategic Empathy

  • By Matt Waldman, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
April 9, 2014
As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, it leaves violence and uncertainty in its wake. The election of a new Afghan president gives some grounds for optimism and could improve the fraught relationship between Afghanistan and the U.S. But no Afghan election since the 2001 intervention has brought about a diminution in violence – and the conflict shows no signs of abating. The Taliban is powerful, tenacious and increasingly deadly. Civilian casualties are rising and the fighting forces some 10,000 Afghans from their homes every month.  The linchpin of the U.S.

Al Qaeda Controls More Territory Than Ever in Middle East

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • Jennifer Rowland,
  • New America Foundation
January 7, 2014 |

Talking to the Taliban

  • By John Bew, Ryan Evans, Martyn Frampton, Peter Neumann, Marisa Porges
June 27, 2013

The aim of this report is to examine the evolution of the idea of ‘talking to the Taliban’, analyse its underlying drivers and assumptions, and capture key lessons that may be of use in future conflicts when talks with insurgents will again be on
the agenda.

After the Withdrawal

March 21, 2013

This past Saturday, March 16, 2013 marked an extraordinary moment in Pakistan’s history, as this is the first time that a civilian government has served its entire five-year term (from 2008 to 2013). And, for the first time in its history, the Pakistani military appears both unwilling and unable to mount a coup against any civilian government. The military has mounted four coups since Pakistan’s independence in 1947.

What Went Right?

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • New America Foundation
March 5, 2013 |

Quick question: Which Asian country has seen its life expectancy go up an astounding 18 years in just one decade, while turning from one of the world's most rural countries into one of its fastest-urbanizing? Oh, and the country's GDP increased tenfold in that same period.No, this isn't Japan in the 1960s, Singapore in the 1970s, South Korea in the 1980s, or India in the 1990s. It is Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban.

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