Apr 11, 2014
After weeks of relentless attacks by the Taliban many feared that the Afghan election would be a very bloody one. Yet, the 7 million people who turned out to vote largely escaped harm. Here's the likely explanation.
Apr 03, 2014
No matter how free, fair, credible, and legitimate the election ultimately is (or is not), Afghanistan has a long way to go before it becomes a more stable state. Here are four reasons why.
Mar 26, 2014
"Come next year, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban could formally join forces-a jihadist juggernaut with alarming implications for regional stability," writes Michael Kugelman.
Mar 06, 2014
With an upcoming presidential election and the anticipated withdrawal of U.S. troops, 2014 will be a very important year for Afghanistan. Naheed Farid, Afghanistan’s youngest member of Parliament and a woman, talks about the concerns and hopes for women and young people in her country.
Feb 18, 2014
Christina Lamb, one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a Wilson Center Global Fellow, warns that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is “playing straight into the hands” of those who favor the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. But Washington is also to blame for deplorable ties between Afghanistan and the United States.
Jan 17, 2014
Here are five New Year's resolutions that, if upheld, can help inch the region just a bit closer to the stability that's long eluded it.
Jan 13, 2014
"The stabilizing role of a post-2014 force - and its overall utility - would be modest at best," writes Michael Kugelman. "Afghanistan's future will largely be determined by domestic political considerations in South Asia that the U.S. has little ability - or desire - to influence."
Dec 17, 2013
Asia Program scholars and staff have produced a bumper crop of new books over the past two years. Our ten most recent publications cover the broad expanse of Asia with a wide variety of focuses.
Jul 11, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama is seriously considering the possibility of removing every U.S. soldier from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. It would be the right decision, Michael Kugelman writes on CNN.com.
Jul 10, 2013
Senior program associate Michael Kugelman laments the sad state of the war in Afghanistan--and the efforts to negotiate and end to it.