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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
The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?
November 08, 2018
The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?
How will Maulana Sami-ul-Haq’s murder impact the Afghan peace process?
The ‘Father of the Taliban’ Is Dead. What Does That Mean for the Afghan Peace Process?
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
October 30, 2018
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
What does the release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund tell us about the prospects for peace talks in Afghanistan?
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy
October 25, 2018
Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy
Prime Minister Imran Khan isn’t likely to radically change Pakistan’s complicated relationship with the Taliban.
Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy
The Last 2 Sikhs in the Taliban’s Heartland
September 26, 2018
The Last 2 Sikhs in the Taliban’s Heartland
A religious minority that has weathered many episodes of Afghanistan’s turbulent history may soon disappear.
The Last 2 Sikhs in the Taliban’s Heartland
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
September 12, 2018
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
More talking, more violence -- where is the war in Afghanistan going?
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
Taliban Announce Death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, Founder of the Haqqani Network
September 05, 2018
Taliban Announce Death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, Founder of the Haqqani Network
The Haqqani Network's founder is dead.
Taliban Announce Death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, Founder of the Haqqani Network
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
August 28, 2018
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
Afghan officials say either a Tajik or Russian plane (or helicopter) conducted an airstrike on the Afghan side of the border.
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
August 21, 2018
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
Looking beyond wishful thinking, here are four possible future scenarios for the course of the war in Afghanistan.
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
August 15, 2018
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
With talks up north and violence in the southeast, the war in Afghanistan lurches toward its 17th year.
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
July 21, 2018
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
The proposed “Moscow-format” talks advance Russia’s interests in Afghanistan.
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
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