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Dueling Afghan Leaders Both Declare Themselves President
March 10, 2020

Dueling Afghan Leaders Both Declare Themselves President

By Associated Press
Kabul’s political crisis continued to deepen with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah both holding rival inaugurations.

US Peace Deal Leaves Afghans to Determine Post-War Landscape
March 03, 2020

US Peace Deal Leaves Afghans to Determine Post-War Landscape

By Associated Press
Afghanistan’s future remains mired in uncertainty.
Afghanistan After Trump’s Taliban Deal: What Next?
February 29, 2020

Afghanistan After Trump’s Taliban Deal: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
Will negotiations between the United States and the Taliban produce a sustainable agreement?

The High Price of Afghanistan’s Disputed 2019 Presidential Election
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.

Where Does the Afghan Peace Process Stand After Talks Collapsed?
October 30, 2019

Where Does the Afghan Peace Process Stand After Talks Collapsed?

By Umair Jamal
Trump’s cancellation of peace talks with the Taliban makes his top envoy’s job more difficult.

Is Democracy Dying in Afghanistan?
October 11, 2019

Is Democracy Dying in Afghanistan?

By Jumakhan Rahyab
The recent presidential election, coupled with a long list of government failures, is a serious alarm heralding the death of democracy in Afghanistan.

Ghani’s Missed Opportunity: The Hazara Enlightenment Movement
July 26, 2019

Ghani’s Missed Opportunity: The Hazara Enlightenment Movement

By Sayed Ziafatullah Saeedi
One of Ghani’s mistakes in office was his confrontation with the Enlightenment Movement.
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
May 30, 2019

What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?

By Monish Tourangbam and Nandita Palrecha
Talks continue without Kabul; meanwhile, the Afghan government struggles with questions of legitimacy at the top.

Arresting India’s Drift on Afghanistan
February 07, 2019

Arresting India’s Drift on Afghanistan

By Harsh V. Pant
India has been relegated to the status of a reactive power in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's Presidential Race in Full Swing
January 26, 2019

Afghanistan's Presidential Race in Full Swing

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
What's at stake as Afghanistan moves toward its next presidential election?

Local Governance in Afghanistan: The Unwalked Path
November 22, 2018

Local Governance in Afghanistan: The Unwalked Path

By Javeed Ahwar
Statebuilding in Afghanistan has always been about building a strong center. It has failed.
Zalmay Khalilzad's Mission Impossible With the Taliban
October 17, 2018

Zalmay Khalilzad's Mission Impossible With the Taliban

By Harsh V Pant and Vinay Kaura
Zalmay Khalilzad has a tall task ahead of him in talking to the Taliban.

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