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How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 
October 13, 2021

How Corruption Played a Role in the Demise of the Afghan Government 

By Wahidullah Azizi
As Afghanistan heads toward an uncertain future, many wonder what went wrong in the two decades leading up to the present crisis. 

Can the Taliban Regime Stay Power? 
October 09, 2021

Can the Taliban Regime Stay Power? 

By Sayeed Iftekhar Ahmed
The dismal fate of the Afghan people is that groups even more extreme than the Taliban are emerging to vie for power.
Lessons From Afghanistan’s History: How Not to Fix a Failed State
October 06, 2021

Lessons From Afghanistan’s History: How Not to Fix a Failed State

By Haroun Rahimi
Only a government that has legitimacy in the eyes of most Afghans will be able to govern a unified and peaceful Afghanistan.

Centralization Is at the Core of Afghanistan’s Problems 
August 24, 2021

Centralization Is at the Core of Afghanistan’s Problems 

By Mohammad Qadam Shah
Can the Taliban learn from history?

Afghan Forces Struggle, Demoralized, Rife With Corruption
May 27, 2021

Afghan Forces Struggle, Demoralized, Rife With Corruption

By Kathy Gannon
The government says the army can hold its own, but military experts warn of a tough fight ahead.

An ‘Orchard of Bad Apples’ Weighs on New Afghan Peace Talks
January 06, 2021

An ‘Orchard of Bad Apples’ Weighs on New Afghan Peace Talks

By Associated Press
Escalating violence has all sides pointing the finger at each other as negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban resume.

Procedure Set, Intra-Afghan Talks to Move on to Setting an Agenda
December 03, 2020

Procedure Set, Intra-Afghan Talks to Move on to Setting an Agenda

By Catherine Putz
After nearly three months, the Afghan government and the Taliban have reportedly agreed on a three-page document setting out the rules and procedures for talks.
Where Are the Afghan People in the Intra-Afghan Peace Process?
August 18, 2020

Where Are the Afghan People in the Intra-Afghan Peace Process?

By Maryam Baryalay
The intra-Afghan peace process should reflect the positions and interests of the people -- not just the elites.

Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrike Kills at Least 14
July 24, 2020

Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrike Kills at Least 14

By Associated Press
The strike targeted a gathering to celebrate the release of a former Taliban prisoner.

US to Cease Publishing of Afghanistan Airstrike Data Amid Peace Process Concerns
May 06, 2020

US to Cease Publishing of Afghanistan Airstrike Data Amid Peace Process Concerns

By Ankit Panda
The sudden change reverses a norm dating back to 2013.

The Rocky Road From Doha to Intra-Afghan talks
February 28, 2020

The Rocky Road From Doha to Intra-Afghan talks

By Matthew Willner-Reid
6 potential pitfalls could upend talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban before they even begin.
The High Price of Afghanistan’s Disputed 2019 Presidential Election
December 24, 2019

The High Price of Afghanistan’s Disputed 2019 Presidential Election

By Umair Jamal
The controversy around this election will linger on for months.

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