Afghan security forces continue to battle Taliban insurgents in the northern city of Kunduz. The government forces, backed by US airstrikes, have been fighting to dislodge Taliban insurgents overrunning Kunduz.
The deaths of a minesweeper and a Red Cross employee last week are a sign that Afghanistan has become more dangerous for aid workers. Organizations are being forced to shut down, leaving victims in need.
Germany is a highly-coveted partner on the international stage. As a respected global power, it needs a strong mandate from the upcoming elections, says former Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
It has been almost 16 years since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, and the Taliban threat shows little sign of subsiding. With his new strategy, Donald Trump would do well to look at his predecessors' problems.
NATO's top civilian representative in Afghanistan, Cornelius Zimmermann, tells DW about his hopes that US troop reinforcements, coupled with stronger Afghan peace efforts, will turn the tide in this long war.
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