January 16, 2020
Taliban Say They Handed Cease-fire Offer to US Peace Envoy
By Associated Press
The offer was stated in a document, according to the group.
November 25, 2019
Pakistan’s Haqqani Network Increases Its Profile in Afghan Peace Talks
By Umair Jamal
Has the Haqqani Network become fundamental to the Afghan peace process?
November 20, 2019
Taliban Free US, Australian Hostage for 3 Taliban Figures
By Associated Press
The prisoner exchange is envisioned as a way to restart diplomacy after U.S.-Taliban talks faltered in September.
August 27, 2019
Balochistan’s Role in the Afghanistan Quagmire
By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
How the Pakistani province became embroiled in the Afghan conflict.
August 22, 2019
Afghanistan's Terror Threat Is Much Bigger Than the Taliban
By Saurav Sarkar
Even if peace is reached with the Taliban, terrorism will remain a serious problem in Afghanistan.
August 20, 2019
Afghanistan Vows to Crush Militants After Deadly Wedding Attack by Islamic State
By Rahim Faiez
“We will take revenge for every civilian drop of blood,” President Ghani vowed as Kabul mourns 63 dead.
August 13, 2019
Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?
By Daud Khattak
It's not only a negotiating tactic. There's real fear on the Taliban's end about what happens after the guns go silent.
July 10, 2019
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
By Kathy Gannon
The much-touted conference was attended by Taliban, Afghan government representatives, women, and civil society.
July 08, 2019
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Even as officials continue to talk peace, violence has surged in Afghanistan.
June 27, 2019
Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
By Halimullah Kousary
The Afghan president is visiting Islamabad with renewed hope but also caution.
June 13, 2019
Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’
By Franz J. Marty
In Afghanistan’s “Land of Light,” the Taliban-government war is as much personal blood feud as political conflict.
June 06, 2019
Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
By Samuel Ramani
Russia's embrace of the Taliban is increasingly coming at the expense of Afghan President Ghani's government.