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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
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
December 28, 2017
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
Afghanistan remains a work in progress.
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
What Does the ICC Investigation Mean for Peace in Afghanistan?
November 28, 2017
What Does the ICC Investigation Mean for Peace in Afghanistan?
The International Criminal Court comes a step closer to investigating war crimes in Afghanistan.
What Does the ICC Investigation Mean for Peace in Afghanistan?
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
October 25, 2017
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
For Iran and Russia, Afghanistan is more likely to be an area of geopolitical competition than a sphere of cooperation.
The Myth of an Iran-Russia Alliance in Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Choosing Peace Over Justice
July 20, 2017
Afghanistan: Choosing Peace Over Justice
In sidelining justice for peace, Afghanistan has wound up enjoying neither.
Afghanistan: Choosing Peace Over Justice
The Blueprint for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
June 29, 2017
The Blueprint for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
Some practical steps the three countries can take to boost trilateral cooperation.
The Blueprint for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation
For Peace in Afghanistan, Listen to Afghans
June 28, 2017
For Peace in Afghanistan, Listen to Afghans
There can be no peace without an Afghan-led peace process that involves regional stakeholders.
For Peace in Afghanistan, Listen to Afghans
Can China Help Mediate Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
June 13, 2017
Can China Help Mediate Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
There's ample room for cynicism, but Beijing may just be able to pull Pakistan back to the table.
Can China Help Mediate Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?
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