February 05, 2019
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Afghanistan's presidential race heats up amid peace talks with Taliban insurgents.
February 05, 2019
Taliban to Take Part in ‘Intra-Afghan’ Talks in Moscow
By Kathy Gannon and Rahim Faiez
The Taliban will be talking with opposition politicians and tribal elders – but not representatives of the government in Kabul.
January 29, 2019
Agreeing to Agree: The Afghan Peace Process Sort of Moves Forward
By Catherine Putz
U.S. envoy in charge of the quest for a peace deal in Afghanistan encouraged by recent progress, but hurdles remain.
December 19, 2018
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
By Pratyush Dubey
The Taliban will be a legitimate party in any eventual peace deal. Time for India to accept reality and start talking.
December 13, 2018
In Afghanistan, a Rushed Peace Will Be a Short Peace
By Mohammad Shoaib Haidary
Afghans remain divided on the possibility of peace, and strongly fearful of the Taliban.
November 28, 2018
Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections
By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
Mohammad Hanif Atmar vows to put an end to the ongoing insurgency as he announces his candidacy.
November 02, 2018
Can Russia Help Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
By Said Sabir Ibrahimi
Russia’s reconciliation efforts should align with Afghanistan’s needs.
October 30, 2018
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
By Adrian Hänni
What does the release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund tell us about the prospects for peace talks in Afghanistan?
September 12, 2018
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
By Monish Tourangbam and Swati Sinha
More talking, more violence -- where is the war in Afghanistan going?
August 21, 2018
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
By Marvin G. Weinbaum and Samad Sadri
Looking beyond wishful thinking, here are four possible future scenarios for the course of the war in Afghanistan.
June 20, 2018
Is China Bringing Peace to Afghanistan?
By Sudha Ramachandran
China’s role in Afghanistan is undoubtedly growing. What does that mean for the peace process?
June 12, 2018
The Taliban Made War. Are They Showing They Can Make Peace?
By Ahmad Shuja Jamal
The Taliban's announced ceasefire represents a tentative move toward peace. Will it hold?