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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.

Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
September 27, 2018

Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay

By Ankit Panda
Despite recent rumblings, the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement isn't going anywhere.

How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
June 07, 2018

How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed

By Rafi Fazil
Afghanistan's next elections can set up the bedrock for sustainable democratic institutions in the country.

India's Growing Afghanistan Challenge
May 10, 2018

India's Growing Afghanistan Challenge

By Harsh V. Pant
As the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, what are the stakes for New Delhi?
Trump's South Asia Strategy and Afghanistan's Political Stalemate: A Way Forward
February 27, 2018

Trump's South Asia Strategy and Afghanistan's Political Stalemate: A Way Forward

By Ata Mohammad Noor
Ashraf Ghani's authoritarian tendencies have failed the Afghan people.

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