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Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?
August 13, 2019

Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?

By Daud Khattak
It's not only a negotiating tactic. There's real fear on the Taliban's end about what happens after the guns go silent.
Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line
August 13, 2019

Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line

By Catherine Putz
U.S.-Taliban talks end without a deal, but tantalizingly close; Uzbekistan garners a rebuke for welcoming Taliban representatives.

Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban
August 06, 2019

Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, the UN mission in Afghanistan says civilian casualties spiked in July as violence continues.

What Did the Intra-Afghan Dialogue Accomplish?
July 17, 2019

What Did the Intra-Afghan Dialogue Accomplish?

By R. Maxwell Bone
The talks were a step in the right direction, but only the beginning of a long, fraught process.

Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
July 10, 2019

Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer

By Kathy Gannon
The much-touted conference was attended by Taliban, Afghan government representatives, women, and civil society.
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
July 08, 2019

Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Even as officials continue to talk peace, violence has surged in Afghanistan.

Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer
June 27, 2019

Ghani’s Visit to Pakistan: Questions to Answer

By Halimullah Kousary
The Afghan president is visiting Islamabad with renewed hope but also caution.
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
June 18, 2019

US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process

By Umair Jamal
With expectations of Washington’s exit, other domestic and international players are hedging and calibrating their positions accordingly.

Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’
June 13, 2019

Waigal, Afghanistan: ‘This War Will Never End Here’

By Franz J. Marty
In Afghanistan’s “Land of Light,” the Taliban-government war is as much personal blood feud as political conflict.

Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
June 06, 2019

Russia's Falling Out With Kabul

By Samuel Ramani
Russia's embrace of the Taliban is increasingly coming at the expense of Afghan President Ghani's government.

What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
May 30, 2019

What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?

By Monish Tourangbam and Nandita Palrecha
Talks continue without Kabul; meanwhile, the Afghan government struggles with questions of legitimacy at the top.
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
May 28, 2019

What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan

By Lionel Beehner and Liam Collins
Two wars, two peace deals -- what lessons does Colombia hold for Afghanistan?

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