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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
“We will take revenge for every civilian drop of blood,” President Ghani vowed as Kabul mourns 63 dead.
Afghanistan Vows to Crush Militants After Deadly Wedding Attack by Islamic State
Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?
August 13, 2019
Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?
It's not only a negotiating tactic. There's real fear on the Taliban's end about what happens after the guns go silent.
Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?
Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line
August 13, 2019
Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line
U.S.-Taliban talks end without a deal, but tantalizingly close; Uzbekistan garners a rebuke for welcoming Taliban representatives.
Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line
Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban
August 06, 2019
Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban
Meanwhile, the UN mission in Afghanistan says civilian casualties spiked in July as violence continues.
Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban
What Did the Intra-Afghan Dialogue Accomplish?
July 17, 2019
What Did the Intra-Afghan Dialogue Accomplish?
The talks were a step in the right direction, but only the beginning of a long, fraught process.
What Did the Intra-Afghan Dialogue Accomplish?
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
July 10, 2019
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
The much-touted conference was attended by Taliban, Afghan government representatives, women, and civil society.
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
July 08, 2019
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
Even as officials continue to talk peace, violence has surged in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
June 27, 2019
Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
The Afghan president is visiting Islamabad with renewed hope but also caution.
Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
June 18, 2019
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
With expectations of Washington’s exit, other domestic and international players are hedging and calibrating their positions accordingly.
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’
June 13, 2019
Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’
In Afghanistan’s “Land of Light,” the Taliban-government war is as much personal blood feud as political conflict.
Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’
Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
June 06, 2019
Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
Russia's embrace of the Taliban is increasingly coming at the expense of Afghan President Ghani's government.
Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
May 30, 2019
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
Talks continue without Kabul; meanwhile, the Afghan government struggles with questions of legitimacy at the top.
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
May 28, 2019
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
Two wars, two peace deals -- what lessons does Colombia hold for Afghanistan?
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
Afghan President Convenes Grand Council, Hoping for Consensus on Taliban Talks
April 30, 2019
Afghan President Convenes Grand Council, Hoping for Consensus on Taliban Talks
The Loya Jirga is supposed to forge unity in a divided Afghanistan, but it may just underline existing fissures.
Afghan President Convenes Grand Council, Hoping for Consensus on Taliban Talks
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
April 23, 2019
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
Peace talks are predicated on the notion that the Taliban have fundamentally changed. They haven't.
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
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?
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
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