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.
Pakistan's decision to disengage from the multilateral effort carries risks for Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and worldwide, write Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis.
Report Report from Caroline Wadhams offers recommendations for the upcoming international conference on Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany.
The United States must orient its strategy around facilitating a lasting settlement, rather than getting caught in a cycle of retribution against insurgents and Pakistan, write John Podesta and Caroline Wadhams.
Report John Podesta, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams outline steps U.S. policymakers can take to promote a successful handover of responsibility to the Afghan government after U.S. troops withdraw.
John Podesta, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams explain how the United States can help Afghanistan prepare for the withdrawal of U.S. troops in this Washington Post op-ed.