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To Win the Peace, Afghans Must Be in the Driver’s Seat
March 28, 2018

To Win the Peace, Afghans Must Be in the Driver’s Seat

By M. Ashraf Haidari
The U.S. is right to refuse to talk directly with a divided Taliban, as an Afghan-led peace process is necessary.

Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats
October 07, 2017

Kabul to Host Silk Road Mayors Forum in Defiance of Security Threats

By M. Ashraf Haidari
The 12th Silk Road Mayors Forum is due to open in Kabul on October 20.
Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion
June 27, 2017

Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion

By Tabish Forugh
The National Unity Government is plagued by systemic indifference to democratic demands.

Sacked Afghan Minister Symbolizes the Government's Precarious Position
April 22, 2017

Sacked Afghan Minister Symbolizes the Government's Precarious Position

By Bismellah Alizada
The ouster of Ahmad Zia Massoud further undermines ethnic balance in the fragile National Unity Government.

The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
March 14, 2017

The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul

By M. Ashraf Haidari
The peace process in Afghanistan must be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned.

Power Struggle Continues Inside Afghan Government
November 29, 2016

Power Struggle Continues Inside Afghan Government

By Catherine Putz
With all this politicking, it’s easy to see why Afghans and Afghanistan’s allies alike are frustrated and confused.

Afghan Parliament Goes on a Firing Spree
November 15, 2016

Afghan Parliament Goes on a Firing Spree

By Catherine Putz
A government with legitimacy crisis, a parliament with a grudge, and headless ministries are a recipe for disaster.
Abdullah to Ghani: 'What Does Your Highness Spend Your Time On?'
August 12, 2016

Abdullah to Ghani: 'What Does Your Highness Spend Your Time On?'

By Catherine Putz
The National Unity Government has been anything but unified.

19 Months Later, Afghan Government Lacks Core Ministerial Leadership
May 06, 2016

19 Months Later, Afghan Government Lacks Core Ministerial Leadership

By Catherine Putz
Despite promising to offer up new nominees for Afghanistan's top security jobs, President Ashraf Ghani is simply shuffling the deck.

Afghanistan Sets Election Date (or Maybe Not)
January 20, 2016

Afghanistan Sets Election Date (or Maybe Not)

By Catherine Putz
The long-overdue parliamentary elections are set for October, according to the Independent Electoral Commission.

Desperation Rules Afghanistan
December 10, 2015

Desperation Rules Afghanistan

By Sanjay Kumar
Young Afghans are being forced to flee the country in search of a better life.
Taliban Reject Afghan Cabinet Positions
January 10, 2015

Taliban Reject Afghan Cabinet Positions

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The new Afghan government offered cabinet positions to members of the Taliban, but the posts were refused.

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