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For Peace in Afghanistan, the Economy Is Key
September 05, 2019
For Peace in Afghanistan, the Economy Is Key
Before and after any peace agreement, a healthy Afghan economy is essential.
For Peace in Afghanistan, the Economy Is Key
IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process
September 04, 2019
IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process
There are many possible bumps on the road to peace in Afghanistan, but IS-K isn’t a top concern.
IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process
Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears
September 04, 2019
Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears
The Taliban continue to kill Afghan civilians in attacks they say are meant for foreign "invaders.”
Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears
Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
August 02, 2019
Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
Women are critical to the everyday peacebuilding activities necessary to put any peace agreement into effective practice.
Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
Can China Drive the Afghan Peace Process?
May 18, 2019
Can China Drive the Afghan Peace Process?
China must clarify its strategic priorities to be able to positively influence the trajectory of the Afghan peace process.
Can China Drive the Afghan Peace Process?
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
April 15, 2019
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
As Doha gears up for another round of Taliban talks, hope and despair are both in the air.
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
The Afghan National Unity Government’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan: Part 2
April 12, 2019
The Afghan National Unity Government’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan: Part 2
The NUG has seen more success than its predecessors in appealing to China – largely thanks to the Belt and Road.
The Afghan National Unity Government’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan: Part 2
Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US
April 12, 2019
Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US
Even though Taliban attacks never quite ceased during the winter, the insurgent group made its annual spring announcement.
Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
April 02, 2019
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
The U.S.-led efforts to broker peace get top billing, but Uzbek efforts are worth watching closely.
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
What Did the Latest US-Taliban Talks Accomplish?
March 13, 2019
What Did the Latest US-Taliban Talks Accomplish?
After marathon talks, many questions about Afghanistan’s future remain unanswered.
What Did the Latest US-Taliban Talks Accomplish?
Understanding Russia’s Motivations in Hosting Inter-Afghan Talks
February 12, 2019
Understanding Russia’s Motivations in Hosting Inter-Afghan Talks
Why is Russia keen on taking center stage as Afghanistan enters a new phase?
Understanding Russia’s Motivations in Hosting Inter-Afghan Talks
Why the US Envoy's Road to Afghan Peace Is Littered With Obstacles
February 06, 2019
Why the US Envoy's Road to Afghan Peace Is Littered With Obstacles
While the U.S. and the Taliban have both claimed significant progress in the latest talks, they have yet to pen a deal.
Why the US Envoy's Road to Afghan Peace Is Littered With Obstacles
Afghan Peace Talks Make More Slow Progress
December 22, 2018
Afghan Peace Talks Make More Slow Progress
For the “first time I feel optimistic while following these talks,” one observer says.
Afghan Peace Talks Make More Slow Progress
An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
December 04, 2018
An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
An interview with Brig. Gen. (retd) Venkataraman Mahalingam.
An Indian Perspective on Afghan Security
The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?
November 08, 2018
The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?
How will Maulana Sami-ul-Haq’s murder impact the Afghan peace process?
The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
September 12, 2018
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
More talking, more violence -- where is the war in Afghanistan going?
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
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