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Critics of US-Taliban Deal Say Militants Can’t Be Trusted
July 06, 2020

Critics of US-Taliban Deal Say Militants Can’t Be Trusted

By Associated Press
Information about Russian bounties for dead Americans was included in a brief before the U.S.-Taliban deal was signed. 

A Ceasefire for Eid, Peace, and Fighting COVID-19 in Afghanistan 
May 22, 2020

A Ceasefire for Eid, Peace, and Fighting COVID-19 in Afghanistan 

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Violence has continued in Afghanistan throughout the holy month of Ramadan. 
Afghanistan’s Women Are the Key to a Lasting Peace
April 07, 2020

Afghanistan’s Women Are the Key to a Lasting Peace

By Sohrab Azad
To guarantee a peace process that will materialize and come to fruition, women need to be substantively involved at every level, from pre-negotiation to talks.

Taliban Warn Peace Deal With US Near Breaking Point
April 07, 2020

Taliban Warn Peace Deal With US Near Breaking Point

By Associated Press
A Taliban statement warned of more violence if the U.S. and Afghan government continue alleged violations of the Feb. 29 deal.

Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?
March 31, 2020

Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Pakistan is jubilant over the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, but celebration may be premature.

Dueling Afghan Leaders Both Declare Themselves President
March 10, 2020

Dueling Afghan Leaders Both Declare Themselves President

By Associated Press
Kabul’s political crisis continued to deepen with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah both holding rival inaugurations.

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Hopelessness
March 04, 2020

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Hopelessness

By Daud Khattak
The biggest obstacle to peace is no longer the Taliban, but the political fractures in Kabul.
The Rocky Road From Doha to Intra-Afghan talks
February 28, 2020

The Rocky Road From Doha to Intra-Afghan talks

By Matthew Willner-Reid
6 potential pitfalls could upend talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban before they even begin.

What Do Young Afghans Think About the Peace Process?
February 28, 2020

What Do Young Afghans Think About the Peace Process?

By Hamida Andisha and Metra Mehran
A younger generations’ perspective on the arduous road to peace in Afghanistan.

Afghans Celebrate Reduction in Hostilities But Fear Civil War
February 26, 2020

Afghans Celebrate Reduction in Hostilities But Fear Civil War

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The U.S. is ready to make peace with the Taliban. But can Afghanistan’s political factions come to terms with each other?

US Urges Afghanistan to Focus on Peace and Intra-Afghan Talks, Not Electoral Politics
February 26, 2020

US Urges Afghanistan to Focus on Peace and Intra-Afghan Talks, Not Electoral Politics

By Catherine Putz
U.S. State Department statement neither congratulated nor contradicted Ghani’s electoral victory.
US, Taliban to Begin Countdown to Afghan Peace Deal
February 22, 2020

US, Taliban to Begin Countdown to Afghan Peace Deal

By Associated Press
There are many uncertainties as an apparent deal is set for settlement this month.

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