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August 24, 2017

Trump Foreign Policy
Podcast Afghanistan The War in Afghanistan

Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss Trump's plans for the war in Afghanista…

October 29, 2013

Afghanistan
War Termination in Afghanistan

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa & Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Stephen Biddle argues that short term success …

May 1, 2017

Afghanistan War
U.S. War in Afghanistan

The Taliban insurgency remains resilient sixteen years after U.S.-led forces toppled its regime in what led to the United States’ longest war.

August 22, 2017

Afghanistan
Carlos Barria/Reuters Trump’s Path to Indefinite Afghan War

President Trump’s much-anticipated Afghan policy rightly avoids troop withdrawal timelines but offers little prospect for progress against the durable Taliban.

October 31, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars

Stewart Patrick argues that the United States can protect its sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age. He clarifies what is at stake in the sovereignty debate, arguing that the…

January 8, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

September 22, 2016

Afghanistan War
Afghanistan at an Inflection Point

Afghanistan’s unity government has made progress on reform but remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency.

June 20, 2016

Afghanistan
Strategic Reversal in Afghanistan

Introduction Since 2001, the United States and its international partners have expended substantial resources to secure, stabilize, and rebuild Afghanistan. Recent developments, however, indicate …

August 10, 2017

Pakistan
Saifullah Khalid (2nd L), president of the Milli Muslim League political party, holds a party flag with others during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, August 7, 2017. Faisal Mahmood/Reuters Weak Link in Afghanistan Strategy: Pakistan, Still Not Serious About Terrorism

Nearly sixteen long years on, the United States still struggles with how to devise a strategy for success in Afghanistan. The Donald J. Trump administration’s ongoing strategic review, according to p…

October 9, 2017

Political History and Theory
The Marshall Plan

Benn Steil, the award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods, reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.