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In Afghanistan, a Rushed Peace Will Be a Short Peace
December 13, 2018
In Afghanistan, a Rushed Peace Will Be a Short Peace
Afghans remain divided on the possibility of peace, and strongly fearful of the Taliban.
In Afghanistan, a Rushed Peace Will Be a Short Peace
Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections
November 28, 2018
Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections
Mohammad Hanif Atmar vows to put an end to the ongoing insurgency as he announces his candidacy.  
Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections
Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
November 02, 2018
Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
Russia’s reconciliation efforts should align with Afghanistan’s needs.
Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
October 30, 2018
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
What does the release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund tell us about the prospects for peace talks in Afghanistan?
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
September 12, 2018
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
More talking, more violence -- where is the war in Afghanistan going?
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
August 21, 2018
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
Looking beyond wishful thinking, here are four possible future scenarios for the course of the war in Afghanistan.
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
Is China Bringing Peace to Afghanistan?
June 20, 2018
Is China Bringing Peace to Afghanistan?
China’s role in Afghanistan is undoubtedly growing. What does that mean for the peace process?
Is China Bringing Peace to Afghanistan?
The Taliban Made War. Are They Showing They Can Make Peace?
June 12, 2018
The Taliban Made War. Are They Showing They Can Make Peace?
The Taliban's announced ceasefire represents a tentative move toward peace. Will it hold?
The Taliban Made War. Are They Showing They Can Make Peace?
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
May 14, 2018
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
M. Ashraf Haidari explores the challenges and opportunities facing the peace process.
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
Saudi Arabia's New Taliban Strategy
May 10, 2018
Saudi Arabia's New Taliban Strategy
By embracing a hardline anti-Taliban strategy, Saudi Arabia hopes to force the Taliban to abandon its military ambitions.
Saudi Arabia's New Taliban Strategy
Peace Springs in Taliban Heartland?
April 21, 2018
Peace Springs in Taliban Heartland?
The Taliban should heed a grassroots movement demanding an end to civilian casualties.
Peace Springs in Taliban Heartland?
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
April 20, 2018
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
The planned elections could be a part of establishing peace but they pose significant risks as well.
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
April 17, 2018
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
It’s not surprising that the Taliban have not responded to Ghani’s peace offer.
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
April 11, 2018
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
President Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy means tough times for Afghanistan.
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
April 04, 2018
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
Progress on freedom of speech, political participation, and women’s rights in Afghanistan cannot be compromised.
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
Uzbekistan's Afghanistan Peace Conference: What to Expect
March 24, 2018
Uzbekistan's Afghanistan Peace Conference: What to Expect
Can Uzbekistan help Afghanistan reach peace?
Uzbekistan's Afghanistan Peace Conference: What to Expect
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