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Taliban Free US, Australian Hostage for 3 Taliban Figures
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.

Balochistan’s Role in the Afghanistan Quagmire
August 27, 2019

Balochistan’s Role in the Afghanistan Quagmire

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
How the Pakistani province became embroiled in the Afghan conflict.
Afghanistan's Terror Threat Is Much Bigger Than the Taliban
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.

Afghanistan Vows to Crush Militants After Deadly Wedding Attack by Islamic State
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.

Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?
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.

Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
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.

Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
July 08, 2019

Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Even as officials continue to talk peace, violence has surged in Afghanistan.
Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
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.

Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’
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.

Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
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.

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?

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
March 19, 2019

Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Concerns are growing that Afghanistan's government will not survive an eventual U.S. withdrawal.

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