Afghanistan’s recent presidential election could do more harm than good by producing a disputed result at a time of growing instability in the country, I argue here.
I have another piece out today, on the transformation of the Afghan Taliban from an isolated, parochial group into an increasingly global movement.
My latest assesses the risk of a Saudi-Iran proxy war in Afghanistan.
My latest looks at the surprisingly close relationship between China and the Afghan Taliban.
In my latest story, based on extensive documentary analysis, dialogue with the UN and Taliban, and interviews with experts, I investigate the striking shift in civilian casualty trends in the Afghan war.
Read my latest essay, looking at the security threats facing China from Afghanistan.
My latest article, available here, examines Uzbekistan’s surprisingly prominent role in the Afghan peace process.