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What Does Afghanistan’s Latest Outreach to Pakistan Mean for India?
July 27, 2020

What Does Afghanistan’s Latest Outreach to Pakistan Mean for India?

By Aparna Pande and Vinay Kaura
Abdullah Abdullah, who is chairing Kabul’s peace efforts, is set to visit Pakistan soon. Should India be worried?

Afghanistan Has Another Power-Sharing Deal. Can This One Last?
May 26, 2020

Afghanistan Has Another Power-Sharing Deal. Can This One Last?

By Hadia Haqparast
To avoid another political crisis in Afghanistan, we need to draw lessons from the National Unity Government (NUG).
Afghan President and Rival Announce Power-sharing Agreement
May 18, 2020

Afghan President and Rival Announce Power-sharing Agreement

By Associated Press
Two months after Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah each declared themselves president, the rivals have arrived at a deal.

The Taliban Rejects Ghani’s Intra-Afghan Dialogue Team: What Now?
March 31, 2020

The Taliban Rejects Ghani’s Intra-Afghan Dialogue Team: What Now?

By Umair Jamal
The Taliban’s decision to reject Ghani’s intra-Afghan dialogue team should not come as a surprise.

Afghan Officials Say Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Police
March 30, 2020

Afghan Officials Say Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Police

By Associated Press
The Taliban have not claimed responsibility for the latest attacks which Kabul says they carried out on Afghan forces.

Via Video Conference, Afghan Government and Taliban Discuss Prisoner Releases
March 27, 2020

Via Video Conference, Afghan Government and Taliban Discuss Prisoner Releases

By Catherine Putz
Despite political infighting in Kabul, the government and Taliban are discussing the first step in their peace process.

US Shames Afghan Leaders’ Obstinance as Pandemic Looms
March 24, 2020

US Shames Afghan Leaders’ Obstinance as Pandemic Looms

By Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened a $1 billion cut to Afghanistan funding if Afghanistan’s leaders can’t settle their feuds.
As Pompeo Leaves Kabul, No Word on Political Power-Sharing Deal
March 24, 2020

As Pompeo Leaves Kabul, No Word on Political Power-Sharing Deal

By Associated Press
The U.S. had said it wouldn't get involved in the political tussle, but with a fragile peace at risk Pompeo undertook an urgent visit to Afghanistan.

Peace Is Easier Said Than Done in Afghanistan
March 21, 2020

Peace Is Easier Said Than Done in Afghanistan

By Ankit Panda
The U.S.-Taliban ‘leap day’ deal is proving difficult to see through, even as the Afghan government tries to move forward.

US Diplomats Urge Afghans to Set Political Squabbles Aside
March 19, 2020

US Diplomats Urge Afghans to Set Political Squabbles Aside

By Catherine Putz
Top U.S. diplomats dealing with the Afghan conundrum have urged unity and progress; but the political impasse in Kabul persists.

The Inauguration of 2 Presidents: Afghanistan’s Constitutional Crisis
March 11, 2020

The Inauguration of 2 Presidents: Afghanistan’s Constitutional Crisis

By Zalmai Nishat
To solve the election stalemate and salvage peace talks with the Taliban, Afghanistan needs to rethink its all-powerful executive branch.
Afghans Set to Release 1,500 Taliban; US Wants Less Violence
March 11, 2020

Afghans Set to Release 1,500 Taliban; US Wants Less Violence

By Associated Press
Ghani's decree on the release came as the U.S. State Department issued a statement saying that the level of violence is "unacceptable."

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