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Will Taliban Abandon Al-Qaeda?

The September 11 attacks of 2001 in New York – dubbed the “Manhattan Invasion” and carried out by Al-Qaeda without…

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The World after Afghanistan and the Repercussions of US Military Interventions

The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks coincided with the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, in addition to the…

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Why the Taliban Still Love Suicide Bombing

Soon after they seized control of Kabul in mid-August, the Taliban paraded their Istish-haadi (“seeking martyrdom”) or suicide bomber squadron on national…

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Turkey’s role in Afghanistan: a major risk

This paper discusses Turkey’s objectives behind its mission in Afghanistan as well as international and field risks. It assesses that…

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The Uncertain Road Facing Afghanistan

Afghanistan became the spotlight of almost every news outlet as the world looked in bewilderment at the disorderly American withdrawal.

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The Laws of War Don’t Apply to the Kabul Drone Strike

Last week, the U.S. Department of Defense released a one-page summary of its findings from an investigation into a drone…

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Afghanistan Isn’t Good Terrorist Real Estate

As U.S. military forces have withdrawn from Afghanistan, much attention has been given to the monitoring of, and possible action…

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In power, the Taliban’s divisions are coming to the fore

In recent years the castle-like building in the centre of Kabul was the site of bitter spats between the irascible…

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Afghanistan Can Be an Opening for U.S. Diplomacy With Russia

On Feb. 15, 1989, Col. Gen. Boris Gromov became the last Soviet commander to leave Afghanistan, crossing the Friendship Bridge into…

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