February 01, 2022
UN: Over 100 Ex-Afghan Forces, Officials Slain Since August
By Edith M. Lederer
Despite promises of amnesty, the U.N. says members of the former Afghan government have been killed extrajudicially by the Taliban.
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.
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.
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.
August 24, 2021
Centralization Is at the Core of Afghanistan’s Problems
By Mohammad Qadam Shah
Can the Taliban learn from history?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.