March 12, 2018
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?
December 23, 2017
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.
September 28, 2015
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.
July 25, 2015
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.
April 02, 2015
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.
January 10, 2015
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.