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China No Substitute for U.S. Involvement Over Afghanistan

29th October 2014 – CNN

China No Substitute for U.S. Involvement Over Afghanistan

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The decision by freshly minted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to make his first overseas trip to China is symbolic. more...

Analysis & Commentary

17th March 2015 – Cited by Ali M. Latifi, Shashank Bengali - The Los Angeles Times

Afghan Officials Acknowledge Islamic State Presence in Their Country

The Afghan government said Tuesday that forces belonging to the Islamic State militant organization have taken root in the country, its first official acknowledgment that the group based in Iraq and Syria had reached so far to the east.. more...

12th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: Shiite Afghan Casualties of the War in Syria

Ali Alfoneh

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps - Qods Force is backing the Fatemiyoun Brigade, a unit comprise of Shiite Afghans living in Iran. The leader of the Fatemiyoun Brigade have been pictured with Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani. more...

27th February 2015 – The Long War Journal

Osama Bin Laden’s Files: ‘Very Strong Military Activity in Afghanistan’

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Correspondence between senior al Qaeda leaders indicates that the group maintains a larger foothold in Afghanistan than is widely recognized. more...

19th February 2015 – Cited by Michael O'Hanlon - The Washington Post

We Still Need U.S. Bases in Afghanistan

On Feb. 9, a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan’s Helmand province killed Abdul Rauf, an Islamic State leader attempting to spread the would-be caliphate’s influence into South Asia. more...

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