Issue Brief The international community will play an important but secondary role in Afghanistan’s future as Afghans work to create a more sustainable state through strengthening their political consensus, building their economy, and increasing security.
Caroline Wadhams discusses the end game in Afghanistan and how the United States should refrain from announcing a full withdrawal of U.S. troops prior to the election.
Karzai’s recklessness may undermine Afghanistan’s political transition, which has long been cited as the primary determinant of a peaceful future for Afghans.
Issue Brief Prime Minister Singh and President Obama will meet for the third official U.S.-India state visit to exchange ideas on deepening the U.S.-India partnership, as well as fulfilling unmet expectations.
The United States and its partners must continue to focus on Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election and political transition despite the world’s focus on the conflict in Syria.
Report The United States and India must work together to ensure the future stability of Afghanistan and the region.
A paper by a number of Afghan civil-society organizations offers recommendations in three critical areas of importance: the upcoming national elections in Afghanistan, efforts for a political settlement, and broader political reforms.
As Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits Washington to discuss a bilateral strategic agreement between the United States and Afghanistan, policymakers and the public are debating the pace of troop drawdown and the residual force post-2014, when the security handover to Afghan authorities finishes. Missing from these discussions is a focus on the political and economic […]
As the United States plans its transition strategy for Afghanistan starting in 2014, policymakers need to consider the capabilities of Afghan security forces while also pushing for a diplomatic agreement in the region.
Focusing on energy, infrastructure, and security are three ways the two nations can cooperate for the good of both economies and regional political stability.
Report The United States must strike the right balance between providing enduring support and continuing the ongoing transition to Afghan responsibility, write Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Brian Katulis.
Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman examine what has to happen next in Afghanistan for the new bilateral partnership to bear lasting fruit.
Caroline Wadhams argues that the United States should continue withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and ensure, to the extent possible, a peaceful and sustainable transition to Afghan lead.
Caroline Wadhams cautions policymakers in Washington to look past this most recent setback in Afghanistan after a swift accounting of what occurred.
The recent protests in Afghanistan expose vulnerabilities in the current U.S. approach, write Colin Cookman and Caroline Wadhams. A diplomatic tack is necessary.