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Deck is stacked against the U.S.: Another view
Articles - October 12, 2015
 

Unlike some critics of the Afghan war, I do not believe the conflict was unjust or doomed to failure. I simply agree with the assessment of the U.S. director of national intelligence in 2009: “No improvement in Afghanistan is possible without Pakistan taking control of its border areas.”

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 341
Bulletins - July 1, 2015
 

ISIS imposes fuel blockade;
Bahrain seizes explosives bound for Saudi Arabia;
Libya's Tripoli forces hit ISIS;
Turkey warns U.S. about Kurdish advances in Syria;
Yemeni rebels persist

 

 
South Asia Security Monitor - No. 371
Bulletins - June 30, 2015
 

Pakistan discloses secret Taliban talks;
Vietnam assigns first Ambassador to Bhutan;
Bhutan is Indian Army's next priority;
Taliban attacks Kabul Parliament building
Myanmar returns migrants to Bangladesh

 

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 340
Bulletins - June 22, 2015
 

U.S. ends support to rival Shia groups in Lebanon;
Opposition wants Erdogan out of coalition talks;
Al Qaeda the "lesser evil" in Syria?';
Militias oppose ISIS in Libya;
More troops to Iraq to fight ISIS;

 

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 335
Bulletins - April 6, 2015
 

Turkey green lights Azeri pipeline;
Saudi airstrikes in Yemen ahead of ground op;
Assad says ISIS still expanding;
Syrian rebels capture key town;
Egypt lists brotherhood figures as terrorists

 

 

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1140
Bulletins - January 26, 2015
 

China hosts Taliban delegation;
Chinese media expanding in Africa

 

 

 
South Asia Security Monitor - No. 347
Bulletins - June 23, 2014
 

 

Pakistan finally launches major offensive;
Modi's first trip: Bhutan;
Afghan voters brave threats from Taliban;
PM Sharif calls on Karzai to seal border;
Afghan candidates promotion relations with India

 

 
South Asia Security Monitor - No. 346
Bulletins - June 17, 2014
 

Militants target Karachi airport, first drone strike in months;
India-China FMs meet;
Five NATO members killed in friendly fire incident;
Afghan floods leave 80 dead, thousands homeless;
Indian oil looking to join Tapi pipeline

 

 
South Asia Security Monitor - No. 345
Bulletins - June 2, 2014
 

Modi, Sharif, hold early bilateral talks;
Modi to chair nuclear command authority;
Obama visits Afghanistan - reveals post-2014 plan and more;
Pakistan Taliban splits;
Yet another horrific "honor killing" in Pakistan

 

 
The Clock Is Ticking in Afghanistan
Articles - April 15, 2014
 

International attention is now riveted on the crisis in Ukraine, but another beleaguered U.S. ally is rapidly approaching a critical crossroads as well. As the U.S. military prepares to exit Afghanistan after more than a decade of war, real questions remain about the country’s future. Perhaps most urgent, and of greatest significance to the United States, is the capacity of Afghanistan’s forces to successfully fight the Taliban and al-Qaida.