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Taliban Free US, Australian Hostage for 3 Taliban Figures
November 20, 2019

Taliban Free US, Australian Hostage for 3 Taliban Figures

By Associated Press
The prisoner exchange is envisioned as a way to restart diplomacy after U.S.-Taliban talks faltered in September.

Prolonged Patience: Elections in Afghanistan
November 15, 2019

Prolonged Patience: Elections in Afghanistan

By Gabriel M. Piccillo
The results are still being debated and turnout was low. But Afghanistan’s democracy remains the lone source of hope for the country.
In Afghanistan’s Capital, Air Pollution May Be Even Deadlier Than War
November 14, 2019

In Afghanistan’s Capital, Air Pollution May Be Even Deadlier Than War

By Associated Press
Kabul is now one of the world’s most polluted cities.

We Still Don’t Know Who Won Afghanistan’s Presidential Election
November 13, 2019

We Still Don’t Know Who Won Afghanistan’s Presidential Election

By Catherine Putz
More than 40 days after the pivotal presidential election, we’re still unsure how many votes were cast -- not to mention who the victor is.

Death of a Caliph: The Islamic State in Khorasan Province After al-Baghdadi
November 13, 2019

Death of a Caliph: The Islamic State in Khorasan Province After al-Baghdadi

By Saurav Sarkar
ISKP continues to pose a real threat to Afghanistan, despite al-Baghdadi’s death.

Young Afghans Look to Mountain Biking as a Means to Transcend Conflict
November 05, 2019

Young Afghans Look to Mountain Biking as a Means to Transcend Conflict

By Ian J. Lynch
A broad collection of initiatives in Bamiyan and across the country aim to harness the potential of sports to develop community and resilience.

Learning From US Efforts to Reintegrate Former Combatants in Afghanistan
November 05, 2019

Learning From US Efforts to Reintegrate Former Combatants in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
Afghan reintegration programs have largely failed, but success will be necessary if any potential peace deal is to have lasting impact.
US Envoy in Kabul Negotiating Hostage Release, Sources Say
November 01, 2019

US Envoy in Kabul Negotiating Hostage Release, Sources Say

By Associated Press
Officials hope a prisoner exchange can resuscitate the peace talks.

Where Does the Afghan Peace Process Stand After Talks Collapsed?
October 30, 2019

Where Does the Afghan Peace Process Stand After Talks Collapsed?

By Umair Jamal
Trump’s cancellation of peace talks with the Taliban makes his top envoy’s job more difficult.

The Taliban’s Diplomatic Reemergence
October 25, 2019

The Taliban’s Diplomatic Reemergence

By Daud Khattak
Over the past few years, Moscow, Tehran and Beijing have warmed to the Taliban. What explains their change of heart?

Education Is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women
October 23, 2019

Education Is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women

By Sabera Azizi
Afghan women see more influence than ever, but prejudice and sexism remain barriers.
India Delivers 2 More Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan
October 16, 2019

India Delivers 2 More Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Indian officials handed over the last two of four Mi-24v helicopter gunships to the Afghan Air Force on October 15.

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