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US Policy in Afghanistan: What to Expect from Trump

6th February 2017 – Centre on Religion and Geopolitics

US Policy in Afghanistan: What to Expect from Trump

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Can Trump scale back involvement in Afghanistan while keeping his inauguration pledge to 'eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth?' Three analysts have their say. more...

Analysis & Commentary

26th May 2017 – The Weekly Standard

Unfinished Business

Thomas Joscelyn

Donald Trump is fond of claiming that his predecessor mismanaged America's role in the world. "And I have to just say that the world is a mess. I inherited a mess," the president noted during a joint press conference with King Abdullah of Jordan in the Rose Garden on April 5. "Whether it's the Middle East," he continued, "whether it's North Korea, whether it's so many other things, whether it's in our country—horrible trade deals—I inherited a mess." more...

25th May 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban assaults Afghan Army bases in Kandahar

Bill Roggio

After stepping up attacks against Afghan security forces in the southern province of Kandahar over the past several days, the Taliban has now overrun a large military base. more...

22nd May 2017 –

Taliban assaults provincial capital in southeastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched an attack on Ghazni City and destroyed the governor’s compound over the weekend. Additionally, the Taliban claimed it took control of Waghaz district and is threatening to overrun Dih Yak. more...

18th May 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Afghan forces, Taliban battle for control of Kunar

Bill Roggio

Afghan security forces claimed to have beaten back a Taliban assault on several districts in the remote northeastern province of Kunar, while the Taliban said it launched “a full-scale operation” that was successful. more...