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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?
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
April 15, 2019
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
As Doha gears up for another round of Taliban talks, hope and despair are both in the air.
The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
March 19, 2019
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
Concerns are growing that Afghanistan's government will not survive an eventual U.S. withdrawal.
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
February 27, 2019
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
The grassroots peace process is working – it just needs time, say civil society activists
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
February 27, 2019
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
This week's critical talks between the U.S. and the Taliban revolve around a two-item agenda.
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
Will This Man Be Afghanistan’s Next President?
February 22, 2019
Will This Man Be Afghanistan’s Next President?
Mohammad Haneef Atmar could shape the future of Afghanistan and US engagement in the country.
Will This Man Be Afghanistan’s Next President?
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