Ahmed Rashid

While we weren't looking, the Taleban surged back in Afghanistan

12 December 2015 9:00 am

So many lives lost, a trillion dollars spent, yet the Taleban is resurgent

The enemy's enemy: how Arab states have turned to al-Qa’eda

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Fear has driven the Arab states to support the West’s great enemy

Ahmed Rashid: The five things that must go right for Afghanistan to prosper

14 December 2013 9:00 am

All bets are off when the US troops pull out

End game

18 August 2012 6:00 am

Western withdrawal need not mean civil war in Afghanistan. But America must talk to the Taleban

Al-Qa’eda’s new war

10 December 2011 4:00 pm

Sectarian bloodshed, in Afghanistan and Egypt, is a tool to thwart democracy and diplomacy

Increasingly isolated, Karzai turns to Pakistan

31 July 2010 12:00 am

The extraordinary raw intelligence leaks from the Afghan battlefield confirmed what many people already believed, or feared, about the war.