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The Pitfalls in Afghanistan’s Peace Process
January 24, 2020

The Pitfalls in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
A US-Taliban peace agreement seems closer than ever, but the whole thing could unravel when it comes time for intra-Afghan talks.

Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal
January 24, 2020

Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal

By Associated Press
Afghans remain divided about whether U.S. and NATO troops should stay after a peace deal -- 46 percent say leave, 33 percent say stay.
Ending the War Won’t Solve Afghanistan’s Governance Problem
January 23, 2020

Ending the War Won’t Solve Afghanistan’s Governance Problem

By Gul Maqsood Sabit
Afghanistan has made progress, but without a well-functioning government at the helm all those gains risk being lost.

Great Britain’s Worst Military Blunder in South Asia
January 18, 2020

Great Britain’s Worst Military Blunder in South Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Recounting the disastrous end of Great Britain’s first invasion of Afghanistan.

The Missing Links in the Afghan Peace Process
January 17, 2020

The Missing Links in the Afghan Peace Process

By Mushtaq Rahim
The U.S., Afghan government, and Taliban will all need to readjust their positions if there is to be any hope of peace.

Taliban Say They Handed Cease-fire Offer to US Peace Envoy
January 16, 2020

Taliban Say They Handed Cease-fire Offer to US Peace Envoy

By Associated Press
The offer was stated in a document, according to the group.

As Violence Soars, Time Runs out for Afghan Interpreters
January 10, 2020

As Violence Soars, Time Runs out for Afghan Interpreters

By Associated Press
19,000 Afghan interpreters are still waiting for the State Department to decide their fate.
Afghanistan Reacts to Soleimani’s Death
January 06, 2020

Afghanistan Reacts to Soleimani’s Death

By Sayed Jalal Shajjan
How will the Iranian general’s assassination impact the ongoing U.S.-Taliban peace negotiations?

US Ambassador Leaves Kabul, Ends 2-Year Afghan Tenure
January 06, 2020

US Ambassador Leaves Kabul, Ends 2-Year Afghan Tenure

By Associated Press
The ambassador's departure comes as U.S. tensions with neighboring Iran have soared following a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iran's top general.

Taliban Target Afghan Security Forces, Killing 26
January 02, 2020

Taliban Target Afghan Security Forces, Killing 26

By Associated Press
The latest Taliban attacks underscore that the insurgents are at their strongest point since the beginning of the 18-year war.

Don’t Close the US-Funded American University of Afghanistan
January 01, 2020

Don’t Close the US-Funded American University of Afghanistan

By Ahmadullah Azadani
Washington’s commitment to supporting the institution is vital for its students and all of Afghanistan.
South Asia’s Most Notorious Militant Groups
December 31, 2019

South Asia’s Most Notorious Militant Groups

By Sarmad Ishfaq
Ideology, organization, and public support: An analysis of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Haqqani Network.

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