Asia and the Pacific
Faced with both the impending withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops along with its own presidential election in 2014, Afghanistan now finds itself caught in the continued conflict between India and Pakistan as it tries to deal with Taliban’s threat to its internal security. Brookings experts continue to discuss issues pertinent to Afghanistan’s uncertain future.
Keep troop levels steady in Afghanistan
June 6, 2016, John R. Allen and other former senior U.S. officials
For the United States to succeed in its mission in Afghanistan, it is essential that the Obama administration sustain the current level of U.S. forces there.
U.S. Military Affairs
June 2016, Vanda Felbab-Brown
May 25, 2016, Vanda Felbab-Brown and Bradley S. Porter
Opinion | The New York Times
May 25, 2016, Vanda Felbab-Brown
May 23, 2016, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | The Daily Beast
May 22, 2016, Bruce Riedel
Opinion | Wall Street Journal
May 20, 2016, Michael E. O'Hanlon and David Petraeus
May 19, 2016
Local Orders Paper
May 2016, Matthew J. Nelson
Article | Ahora
April 29, 2016, Vanda Felbab-Brown
March 17, 2016, Steven Heydemann
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Historian and journalist William Dalrymple looks to the present and future of Afghanistan as the U.S. withdraws from the longest war in its history. He sees the danger of an escalating conflict between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers that could threaten world peace.
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Michael E. O'Hanlon
Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Director, The Intelligence Project
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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