European Troops Make Low-Key Return Home From Afghanistan
By Geir Moulson
While the U.S. withdrawal makes headlines, European countries are also quietly ending their missions in Afghanistan.
The US Exit: Views From Afghanistan’s Civil Society
By Ritu Mahendru and Inshah Malik
With Biden’s announced timeline for full U.S. withdrawal, there’s a looming question of failed promises in Afghanistan.
The Long War in Afghanistan Might Be Over. Who Won?
By Kambaiz Rafi
There might be no clear winner after all, but what exactly will that mean for Afghanistan and the region?
Playing the Right Hand: US Negotiations With the Taliban
By Jeff Smith
Washington needs to remain clear-eyed about its goals as it looks to exit Afghanistan.
Taliban Bombing Kills 6, Wounds Scores in Downtown Kabul
By Amir Shah and Kathy Gannon
The attacks represent an escalation amid ongoing U.S. talks with the Taliban.
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.
US-Taliban Talks: To What End?
By Umair Jamal
Are the talks really going anywhere?
Afghanistan’s Minerals: A Looted Economic Hope for Stability
By Gul Maqsood Sabit
Instead of being looted, Afghanistan’s resources should be strategically exploited for the country's benefit.
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
By Hazrat Bahar
The conditions are ripening for talks between the Afghan government, the Taliban, and the United States to begin.
How the US Is Indirectly Arming the Taliban
By Austin Bodetti
Much of the Taliban’s armory comes from American equipment given to the Afghan military and police.
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
By Ankit Panda
Counterterrorism is in and nation-building is out, but the United States still has no way out of Afghanistan.