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Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill 24 Civilians
September 22, 2020

Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill 24 Civilians

By Associated Press
The Afghan Defense Ministry, however, said the airstrikes killed 30 Taliban fighters.

Why Am I Worried About the Taliban’s Return? 
September 15, 2020

Why Am I Worried About the Taliban’s Return? 

By Ali Reza Sarwar
One Afghan explains why he’s concerned about the return of the Taliban to the official political arena in Afghanistan.
No Exit From India’s Afghanistan Dilemma?
September 14, 2020

No Exit From India’s Afghanistan Dilemma?

By Abhijnan Rej
As intra-Afghan talks start in Doha, India is left without a good hand to play vis-à-vis the Taliban.

Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia? 
September 11, 2020

Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia? 

By Niha Dagia
What does the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s reunification mean for Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Taliban Say Peace Talks With Afghan Team to Start Saturday
September 11, 2020

Taliban Say Peace Talks With Afghan Team to Start Saturday

By Associated Press
The much-delayed talks are reportedly set to begin this weekend.

Bombing Targets Afghan VP as Taliban Talks Again ‘Imminent’
September 09, 2020

Bombing Targets Afghan VP as Taliban Talks Again ‘Imminent’

By Catherine Putz
Amid the push to start talks, a recent bombing illustrates that Afghanistan's security problems are bigger than just the Taliban.

Taliban Return to Doha, Setting Stage for Afghan Peace Talks
September 08, 2020

Taliban Return to Doha, Setting Stage for Afghan Peace Talks

By Associated Press
The delayed negotiations are the second, critical part to a peace deal the U.S. signed with the Taliban in February in Doha.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Reunifies with Uncertain Consequences
August 18, 2020

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Reunifies with Uncertain Consequences

By Umair Jamal
Two major splinter groups recently reunited with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. What that means for regional security remains unclear.

Where Are the Afghan People in the Intra-Afghan Peace Process?
August 18, 2020

Where Are the Afghan People in the Intra-Afghan Peace Process?

By Maryam Baryalay
The intra-Afghan peace process should reflect the positions and interests of the people -- not just the elites.

Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring
July 31, 2020

Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring

By Catherine Putz
The next step may very well be intra-Afghan talks, but the Taliban have spent the first half of the year bludgeoning the Afghan security forces.

Taliban Ready for Talks With Kabul After Eid Holiday
July 24, 2020

Taliban Ready for Talks With Kabul After Eid Holiday

By Associated Press
After Eid ul Adha at the end of July, the Taliban say they're ready for talks with the Afghan government.
Taliban Make Big Changes Ahead of Expected Talks With Kabul
July 20, 2020

Taliban Make Big Changes Ahead of Expected Talks With Kabul

By Associated Press
The shuffle is meant to tighten Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhunzada’s control over the movement's military and political arms.

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