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Beyond Hard Power and Politics: Finding a Way to Afghan Peace
September 02, 2020

Beyond Hard Power and Politics: Finding a Way to Afghan Peace

By Vinay Kaura
Both the Afghan government and the Taliban need to demonstrate a seriousness of purpose in finding a solution to a long-running conflict.

Afghan President Names Council for Peace Deal with Taliban
August 31, 2020

Afghan President Names Council for Peace Deal with Taliban

By Associated Press
The High Council for National Reconciliation will have the final say on whether the Afghan government signs a possible deal struck with the Taliban.
Taliban Negotiators Visit Pakistan to Talk Afghan Peace Push
August 24, 2020

Taliban Negotiators Visit Pakistan to Talk Afghan Peace Push

By Associated Press
The Taliban delegation, led by their political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, will discuss with Pakistan's leaders the "recent developments in Afghanistan's peace process.”

Uzbekistan’s Role in Afghan Reconciliation
August 18, 2020

Uzbekistan’s Role in Afghan Reconciliation

By James Durso
Uzbekistan and the Central Asian states can offer Afghanistan a neighborly helping hand and the Taliban a clear understanding of their new responsibilities and obligations.

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.

Afghan Council to Decide Whether Kabul Releases 400 Taliban
August 06, 2020

Afghan Council to Decide Whether Kabul Releases 400 Taliban

By Associated Press
The release of the 400 prisoners is seen as the final hurdle to the start of intra-Afghan negotiations.

What Do US-Iran Talks Mean for Afghanistan?
July 31, 2020

What Do US-Iran Talks Mean for Afghanistan?

By Rupert Stone
The U.S. and Iran are talking. That’s good news for Afghanistan.
Afghan Government to Free 900 Prisoners; Taliban May Extend Truce
May 26, 2020

Afghan Government to Free 900 Prisoners; Taliban May Extend Truce

By Associated Press
There are hopes that the prisoner release could lead to new reductions in violence.

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.

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.

What Do Afghans Want? Peace, But Not ‘at Any Cost’
March 05, 2020

What Do Afghans Want? Peace, But Not ‘at Any Cost’

By Karl F. Inderfurth
Afghans have been cautiously hopeful about the peace process, but they are not willing to agree to a peace “at any cost.”
Official Says US, Taliban Reach Afghanistan Truce Agreement
February 15, 2020

Official Says US, Taliban Reach Afghanistan Truce Agreement

By Associated Press
The commitment to a temporary "reduction in violence" would pave the way for the signing of a formal peace agreement.

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