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.
Read my latest article for TRT World, looking at the Taliban’s capture of weapons from the Afghan military. I argue that this gear may be more important as propaganda than for any tactical advantage it bestows.
My latest article looks at India’s policy in Afghanistan as peace talks gain momentum.
My new story, available here, looks at China’s growing role in Afghanistan and the prospects of expanding its Belt & Road Initiative there.
During a recent trip to Lahore, several Pakistanis told me that their country had won the Afghan war. My new article asks if this is true.
My new story at TRT World shows that the Taliban has around three times as many fighters as officials estimate, in addition to tens of thousands of support personnel.