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China's expanding security role in Afghanistan
Mystery deepens over Chinese forces in Afghanistan
What lies behind uneasy Afghanistan-Pakistan ties?
Theo Farrell and Michael Semple
Despite high-profile success on the battlefield, interviews with Taliban personnel reveal substantial discord within the group.
Making the Case for Afghanistan: Why Now is Not the Time to Abandon the Country
Emily Winterbotham reviews The Army of Afghanistan: A Political History of a Fragile Institution, by Antonio Giustozzi.
While talks in Doha between the Taliban and Afghan government were downplayed and big hurdles remain, there were some small signs of progress, which could help kick start the Afghan peace process.
As Britain withdraws from Afghanistan, RUSI analyses the course and strategic objectives of the war
This week, UK Armed Forces formally ended combat operations in Helmand. British troops return from Afghanistan not with a victory, but a score draw away from home; a job well done in unpropitious circumstances.
The difficulties of informed and effective decision-making with regard to Afghanistan were keenly felt during the Third Anglo-Afghan War.
The former commander of British forces in Afghanistan recalls the difficult decision-making that underwrote deployment to southern Afghanistan in 2006
An introduction to Ed Butler's article, 'Setting Ourselves up for a Fall in Afghanistan', part of 'The Afghan Papers' series, begun in 2012
China is showing itself to be increasingly open about a possible role in brokering peace in Afghanistan. But the extent to which its actions will coincide with Western priorities should not be...
The mother of Lieutenant Mark Evison, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, recollects the extreme difficulties of the period that followed