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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.
Is This Really ISIS? Uncertainty Surrounds Attacks in Afghan Province of Ghor
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
Shisheng Hu, Raffaello Pantucci and Ravi Sawhney
Come Western withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Chinese and Indian role in the country's future will be more vital than ever
Antulio J Echevarria II
After more than a decade of counter-insurgency operations, NATO now needs to reorient itself to meet future challenges and uncertainties
Stan A McChrystal
The former US general and ISAF commander reflects on the challenges of leadership
Kabul ‘beacon of hope’ becomes a prime Taliban target
A Shift in Tactics for ISIS in Afghanistan?