Russia is pursuing influence in Central Asia and competing with the US. Afghanistan offers it a chance to do both.
It's been 16 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Understanding what propelled al-Qaida's attacks could help guard against further violence.
Without a legitimate government, Afghanistan will never be stable ... no matter how many terrorists are killed.
Donald Trump's speech on "principled realism" in Afghanistan contained few surprises. Now, under the aegis of DOD chief Mattis it is the latest stage in America’s "forever war."
Britain cannot sacrifice more troops in an unwinnable war just because it is a member of NATO.
Given the number of deaths and casualties in the long-running conflict, Australia needs to think carefully before committing more soldiers to a role that goes beyond training and support.
The West's strategy in Afghanistan has demonstrably failed. Is the stage now set for a much more intense war?
Afghanistan's jihadist groups have plenty of disagreements, but they also trade fighters, training, and weapons.
Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor was a tough and smart strategist who held the Taliban together and crushed dissent. Will his legacy endure?
Minorities are increasingly facing exclusion from Pakistan's public realm; and it's not only terrorists who are responsible.
Lahore's Easter Sunday suicide attack is the latest chapter in Jamaat-ul-Ahrar's campaign against the Pakistani government – and people.
The recent attack on a university in northern Pakistan is part of a resurgence in violence on both sides of the country's border with Afghanistan.
The Pakistani Taliban has shown it can still mount terror attacks in the country's frontier province ... despite a major military offensive.
As a new push threatens to engulf a key town in Helmand province, the Taliban looks set to turn the tide.
Afghanistan has seen mass protests before, but Wednesday's was different. In a show of national unity and support for the political system, protesters called for continued international help.
After 14 years of continued military presence and a decision by President Obama to keep US forces in Afghanistan, what is the next step for Australia's role in the Afghanistan war?
Bombing a hospital and killing doctors and wounded or sick persons may seem to be an obvious war crime. But the reality of both the law and the facts is significantly more complicated.
As Western nations increasingly focus elsewhere, the battle for Afghanistan rages on.
The Ghani administration had been crumbling for months before this attack on the Kabul parliament.
As the US slows down its troop withdrawal and China increases its involvement in Afghanistan, a warning that if the country is to see peace again, foreign meddling needs to stop.