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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?
Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive
February 14, 2019
Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive
Afghanistan won’t have peace unless its neighbors agree to stop their meddling.
Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
February 05, 2019
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
Afghanistan's presidential race heats up amid peace talks with Taliban insurgents.
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
Taliban to Take Part in ‘Intra-Afghan’ Talks in Moscow
February 05, 2019
Taliban to Take Part in ‘Intra-Afghan’ Talks in Moscow
The Taliban will be talking with opposition politicians and tribal elders – but not representatives of the government in Kabul.
Taliban to Take Part in ‘Intra-Afghan’ Talks in Moscow
Agreeing to Agree: The Afghan Peace Process Sort of Moves Forward
January 29, 2019
Agreeing to Agree: The Afghan Peace Process Sort of Moves Forward
U.S. envoy in charge of the quest for a peace deal in Afghanistan encouraged by recent progress, but hurdles remain.
Agreeing to Agree: The Afghan Peace Process Sort of Moves Forward
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
December 19, 2018
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
The Taliban will be a legitimate party in any eventual peace deal. Time for India to accept reality and start talking.
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
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?
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