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Afghanistan 2021 Is Not Afghanistan 1996. That Offers Hope for Peace.
July 30, 2021

Afghanistan 2021 Is Not Afghanistan 1996. That Offers Hope for Peace.

By Mirwais Wakil and Anthony Pahnke
The reality in Afghanistan and the region provides a lot for peacemakers to work with -- if we can look past gloomy predictions.

Project Taliban: An Anti-Pashtun Initiative?
July 27, 2021

Project Taliban: An Anti-Pashtun Initiative?

By Bilquees Daud
Pashtuns on both sides of the Durand line have been at the receiving end of some of the most grotesque and intense violence by the Taliban.
Will the Taliban Leadership Abandon Its Bases in Pakistan?
June 29, 2021

Will the Taliban Leadership Abandon Its Bases in Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
In return for not hosting American bases on Pakistani soil, Islamabad wants the Afghan Taliban to rein in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

Will Afghanistan Collapse When the US Withdraws?
June 01, 2021

Will Afghanistan Collapse When the US Withdraws?

By Jonathan Schroden
The fate of the Afghan government following the Soviet withdrawal is more complex than sometimes assumed. That has lessons for Kabul today.

Taliban Warns Pakistan About Hosting US Military Bases
May 27, 2021

Taliban Warns Pakistan About Hosting US Military Bases

By Umair Jamal
The coming weeks and months will reveal the exact role the United States envisions for Pakistan in Afghanistan after the U.S. military withdrawal is complete.

Taliban Tells Afghanistan’s Neighbors Not to Host US Forces
May 26, 2021

Taliban Tells Afghanistan’s Neighbors Not to Host US Forces

By Catherine Putz
"If such a step is taken, then the responsibility for all the misfortunes and difficulties lies upon those who commit such mistakes.”

The Implications of the US Troop Withdrawal for Afghan Women  
May 25, 2021

The Implications of the US Troop Withdrawal for Afghan Women  

By Saman Rizwan
If guarantees of preserving progress in women’s rights are not included in any potential political settlement, they remain prone to reverses. 
Treacherous Triangle: Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan After US Withdrawal
May 08, 2021

Treacherous Triangle: Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan After US Withdrawal

By Umair Jamal
After the last American soldier departs Afghanistan in September, India and Pakistan will be left with some very difficult, unsavory, choices.

Amid US Pullout, Taliban Issue Threat to Afghan Journalists
May 06, 2021

Amid US Pullout, Taliban Issue Threat to Afghan Journalists

By Kathy Gannon and Tameem Akhgar
The Taliban warned journalists to stop giving “one-sided news in support of Afghanistan's intelligence" service or "face the consequences."

Violence Remains High in Afghanistan as US Withdrawal Begins
May 04, 2021

Violence Remains High in Afghanistan as US Withdrawal Begins

By Catherine Putz
Since the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, Afghan casualties -- both military and civilian -- have soared. That bodes ill for the future.

Western Amnesia and the Trauma of Taliban Rule
April 30, 2021

Western Amnesia and the Trauma of Taliban Rule

By Lauryn Oates
By all available evidence, the Taliban remain a group of militants whose primary driver is the imposition of their extremist ideology.
Young Afghan Women, Grown Up Without Taliban, Dread Their Return
April 30, 2021

Young Afghan Women, Grown Up Without Taliban, Dread Their Return

By Kathy Gannon
“With the return of the Taliban, society will be transformed and ruined… Women will be sent into hiding.”

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