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China’s Stake in the Afghan Peace Process
September 22, 2020

China’s Stake in the Afghan Peace Process

By Sohrab Azad
Afghanistan is already of strategic importance to Beijing. As U.S. troops leave, China's influence will grow.

Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill 24 Civilians
September 22, 2020

Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill 24 Civilians

By Associated Press
The Afghan Defense Ministry, however, said the airstrikes killed 30 Taliban fighters.
The Intra-Afghan Dialogue Is Good News for Pakistan-US Relations
September 21, 2020

The Intra-Afghan Dialogue Is Good News for Pakistan-US Relations

By Syed Ali Zia Jaffery
Successful conclusion of the talks will allow both countries to explore other areas of cooperation and rebuild ties firmly.

Beyond the Intra-Afghan Talks, Uzbekistan Sees a Bright Future 
September 21, 2020

Beyond the Intra-Afghan Talks, Uzbekistan Sees a Bright Future 

By Umida Hashimova
The promise of peace in Afghanistan opens doors for Uzbekistan. 

US Envoy Lauds Pakistan’s Role in Afghan Peace Talks Process
September 15, 2020

US Envoy Lauds Pakistan’s Role in Afghan Peace Talks Process

By Associated Press
Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and a U.S. delegation visiting Pakistan praised its assistance.

Why Am I Worried About the Taliban’s Return? 
September 15, 2020

Why Am I Worried About the Taliban’s Return? 

By Ali Reza Sarwar
One Afghan explains why he’s concerned about the return of the Taliban to the official political arena in Afghanistan.

Expect US Election to Have Consequences for Troops Overseas
September 15, 2020

Expect US Election to Have Consequences for Troops Overseas

By Associated Press
Trump has doubled down on “bring the troops home” rhetoric; Biden is more circumspect.
No Exit From India’s Afghanistan Dilemma?
September 14, 2020

No Exit From India’s Afghanistan Dilemma?

By Abhijnan Rej
As intra-Afghan talks start in Doha, India is left without a good hand to play vis-à-vis the Taliban.

Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia? 
September 11, 2020

Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia? 

By Niha Dagia
What does the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s reunification mean for Afghanistan and Pakistan?

The Need for an Enduring US Military Presence in Afghanistan
September 11, 2020

The Need for an Enduring US Military Presence in Afghanistan

By Julian D. Alford and Amin Tarzi
U.S. interests in Afghanistan are enduring and will need to be safeguarded into the future.

Taliban Say Peace Talks With Afghan Team to Start Saturday
September 11, 2020

Taliban Say Peace Talks With Afghan Team to Start Saturday

By Associated Press
The much-delayed talks are reportedly set to begin this weekend.
US Aims for 4,500 Troops in Afghanistan by November
September 10, 2020

US Aims for 4,500 Troops in Afghanistan by November

By Catherine Putz
CENTCOM Commander McKenzie told reporters U.S. withdrawal plans aim for 4,500 troops in Afghanistan on a “October, late October, November time frame.”

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