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Outlook 2019: The Year in Drought


Tracking some of the most vulnerable and food-insecure regions in what is expected to be the hottest year ever.

Latest SIGAR Report on Afghanistan Outlines New Setbacks

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Ignored by a midterm obsessed mainstream media, Afghanistan continues its slow but steady deterioration.

Russia Elbowing the U.S. Out of the Afghan Political Process?

Public Domain: Chinook Helocopter in Eastern Afghanistan by Michael L. Casteel, US Army, February 2007 (DOD 070205-A-9307C-001)

The Kremlin’s strategy of engaging with moderate elements of the Taliban is a potential win for Russia and a loss for the United States.

Water Crisis Deepens the Misery in Afghanistan Civil War

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Water crisis and civil war continue to feed into one another in Afghanistan.

The Afghanistan War under Trump

USArmy, cc Flickr The U.S. Army, modified,

President Trump has ruled out negotiations with the Taliban just as a BBC study revealed the militant group’s sprawling presence over large swathes of Afghanistan.

Will Trump Sink US-Pakistan Relations in 2018?

DTrump, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified,

President Trump has one of the United States’ most dysfunctional relationships in his crosshairs.

Trump to Decide on America’s Longest War

Donald_Trump, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified,

The Trump administration is mulling a fresh new approach to the Afghanistan quagmire: giving up.

Global Forecast (05-12-17)


Good news from Mosul, bad news from Afghanistan, and President Trump angers Turkey by arming Syria’s Kurds.

Taliban Advances as Trump Mulls Afghanistan Policy

U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos, Flickr, modified,

What will the new US president do about the foreign policy quagmire that vexed his predecessors? The answer may lie in US-Pakistan relations.

Fall of Lashkar Gah Evokes Threat of a New Afghan Civil War

An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter carrying simulated casualties comes in for a landing during a recovery exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 3, 2016. The helicopter crew is assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman

Though it’s not a priority for either candidate in the US presidential race, Afghanistan might just be hurtling toward civil war.

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