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August 09, 2019

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.

July 02, 2019

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.
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.

March 22, 2019

US-Taliban Talks: To What End?

By Umair Jamal
Are the talks really going anywhere?

October 05, 2018

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.

June 21, 2018

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.
June 13, 2018

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.

August 22, 2017

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.

May 24, 2017

5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit

By Hashim Wahdatyar
ISIS expansion and the Taliban's new regional allies; these are the urgent tasks the U.S. must address in its strategy.

May 18, 2017

What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?

By Barin Sultani Haymon and Michael Kugelman
Why have the Taliban been able to make inroads in northern Afghanistan?
January 25, 2017

Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan

By Samim Arif
Afghanistan’s failure to bring reform to its security apparatus is long overdue for a fix.

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