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The US president's decision to extend the war, reversing his campaign pledges to withdraw from it, stand in sharp contrast to the lessons that Mikhail Gorbachev and the USSR took from the conflict almost 30 years ago.
The sophisticated and deadly attack on one of northern Afghanistan's most secure bases served as a reminder that the Taliban, not ISIS, are the most potent Islamist insurgency in the country.
By letting refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere into its work training programs, Germany can help its shorthanded enterprises – and enable the new workers to get on with their lives in a sustainable way.
US relations with Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey are some of the most challenging in the region, and Donald Trump's election looks likely to unsettle them all.
Janis Shinwari, an Afghan interpreter for the US military, sought refuge in America after the Taliban put him on a hit list. His story turns the debate on Muslim refugees on its head.
Autocratic President Islam Karimov has ruled Uzbekistan for more than two decades. But public reports he has suffered a debilitating illness raise the possibility of a succession battle, complicated by Uzbekistan's own Islamist insurgency.
Afghan scholar Naser Mozaffari survived harrowing experiences in Afghanistan, Syria, and Turkey. But his asylum application in Turkey has yet to be approved.
On World Refugee Day, Afghan's chief executive tweeted about the 60,000 refugees who voluntarily repatriated so far this year. Others, from an IT worker to an Afghan Olympic committee official, explain why they're determined to never leave.
Iran opened a recruiting center in Herat, Afghanistan, last fall and has persuaded – and sometimes coerced – thousands of Afghans to fight in Syria.
The expected decision comes as the Afghans struggle with a resurgent Taliban. The UN says 3,545 Afghan civilians were killed and 7,457 wounded in 2015.
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