Corruption can plant the seeds of violent religious extremism, and it’s happening worldwide.
Governmental corruption often sparks outrage and creates support for dangerous ideologies.
Sarah Chayes participated in a Reddit AMA to discuss her new book, Thieves of State.
Corruption is a cause—not a result—of global instability.
The existence of a French civil-military cooperation in Afghanistan and the forms it took were the direct and indirect consequences of political decisions that placed French forces under U.S. command and consequently increased the pressure on the former to operate like their U.S. counterparts.
As the American occupation of Afghanistan comes to an end, China is getting ready to play a significant role in a country that has seen many great powers bite the dust.
Partition has given Pakistan the power to disrupt Afghanistan, but not enough to construct a stable order. This tragic story of the Great Game is unlikely to change in 2015.
As U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan withdraw to their post-2014 minimums, many fear a similar sharp drop in foreign funding. The reconstruction effort is far from over, and a radical reduction in foreign aid could cripple the Afghan economy.
How has U.S. policy failed to anticipate current developments of jihadist movements from Afghanistan to Syria?
While Afghanistan may be emerging from the period of great uncertainty that followed the fraud-ridden presidential run-off of June 2014, it is far from out of the woods.