Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
By Yaqoob-ul Hassan
Is the Afghan president's bold gambit doomed to failure?
What Peace in Colombia Teaches Us About War in Afghanistan
By Jamie Shenk and Michael Kugelman
A successful reconciliation process after three decades of excruciating false starts offers some not-so-encouraging lessons for Afghanistan.
Is the World Paying Attention to Afghanistan Anymore?
By Catherine Putz
The U.S., China, and Afghanistan held a high-level meeting in New York City ahead of the UN General Assembly debate.
How Hamid Karzai Continues to Rule Afghanistan From Beyond the (Political) Grave
By Kambaiz Rafi
The former Afghan president is leveraging a personal network to exercise influence beyond his term.
Afghanistan’s Peace Talks: At a Geopolitical Crossroads
By Jack Detsch
With the U.S. refocusing its role in Afghanistan, China and Pakistan are leading the push for talks with the Taliban.
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.