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Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
July 08, 2019
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
Even as officials continue to talk peace, violence has surged in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
June 27, 2019
Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
The Afghan president is visiting Islamabad with renewed hope but also caution.
Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’
June 13, 2019
Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’
In Afghanistan’s “Land of Light,” the Taliban-government war is as much personal blood feud as political conflict.
Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’
Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
June 06, 2019
Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
Russia's embrace of the Taliban is increasingly coming at the expense of Afghan President Ghani's government.
Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
April 18, 2019
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
March 19, 2019
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
Concerns are growing that Afghanistan's government will not survive an eventual U.S. withdrawal.
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
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?
Afghan Official: Suicide Blast Near Jalalabad Kills 17
March 07, 2019
Afghan Official: Suicide Blast Near Jalalabad Kills 17
U.S. forces assisted Afghan troops in quelling the attack on a construction company in Nangarhar province.
Afghan Official: Suicide Blast Near Jalalabad Kills 17
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
February 27, 2019
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
This week's critical talks between the U.S. and the Taliban revolve around a two-item agenda.
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
January 17, 2019
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
Emboldened by foreign support, the Taliban continue to refuse talks with the Afghan government.
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 4, Wounds Over 100 in Kabul
January 16, 2019
Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 4, Wounds Over 100 in Kabul
The Taliban's bloody terror campaign continues with an attack on a favorite target.
Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 4, Wounds Over 100 in Kabul
Why the Afghan Taliban Are Ready to Talk
January 15, 2019
Why the Afghan Taliban Are Ready to Talk
The Taliban has many reasons to seek talks with Afghanistan’s neighbors.
Why the Afghan Taliban Are Ready to Talk
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
In Afghanistan, a Rushed Peace Will Be a Short Peace
December 13, 2018
In Afghanistan, a Rushed Peace Will Be a Short Peace
Afghans remain divided on the possibility of peace, and strongly fearful of the Taliban.
In Afghanistan, a Rushed Peace Will Be a Short Peace
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
November 16, 2018
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
The Ghani government’s negligence when it comes to non-Pashtuns is clear.
A New Turn in the Taliban’s War: Hazarajat Under Siege
Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan
November 14, 2018
Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan
Iran’s support for the Taliban is an effective way of retaliating against the United States, but there’s more to it.
Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan
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