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.
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.
July 02, 2019
Taliban Bombing Kills 6, Wounds Scores in Downtown Kabul
By Amir Shah and Kathy Gannon
The attacks represent an escalation amid ongoing U.S. talks with the Taliban.
April 10, 2019
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
By Catherine Putz
The next Doha meeting, which the Afghan government plans to attend, has been pushed back. Meanwhile, attacks continue.
March 13, 2019
What Did the Latest US-Taliban Talks Accomplish?
By Kathy Gannon
After marathon talks, many questions about Afghanistan’s future remain unanswered.
February 05, 2019
Taliban to Take Part in ‘Intra-Afghan’ Talks in Moscow
By Kathy Gannon and Rahim Faiez
The Taliban will be talking with opposition politicians and tribal elders – but not representatives of the government in Kabul.
January 08, 2019
36 Things India Has Done for Afghanistan
By Krzysztof Iwanek
The U.S. president might find it interesting to learn just what India has done for Afghanistan.
November 12, 2018
The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
By Harsh V. Pant
Realities are changing in Afghanistan, and New Delhi must be nimble.
August 14, 2018
The Battle for Ghazni: A Wake-Up Call?
By Ankit Panda
Kunduz, Lashkar Gah, and now Ghazni. Which Afghan city will be next?
July 26, 2018
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
By Ankit Panda
A senior U.S. State Department official visited Doha to seek out talks with the Taliban.
June 21, 2018
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
By Hazrat Bahar
The conditions are ripening for talks between the Afghan government, the Taliban, and the United States to begin.
October 30, 2017
A House Divided: How Afghanistan's National Unity Government Is Crumbling
By Ali Malik
Identity politics in Kabul undermines U.S. objectives in Afghanistan.