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Kabul Process Falters as Taliban Support Rises
June 10, 2017
Kabul Process Falters as Taliban Support Rises
Complex geopolitical rivalries make it unlikely that the Kabul Process will bring peace to Afghanistan.
Kabul Process Falters as Taliban Support Rises
Reconciliation is the Only Path to Peace in Afghanistan
April 01, 2017
Reconciliation is the Only Path to Peace in Afghanistan
Afghanistan can have a bright future, but it has to start with political reconciliation.
Reconciliation is the Only Path to Peace in Afghanistan
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
March 14, 2017
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
The peace process in Afghanistan must be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned.
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
March 11, 2017
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
Historically, Kabul has had many different motives for engaging with Pakistani Pashtuns.
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
China-India Rivalry Could Have Deadly Consequences for Afghanistan
March 09, 2017
China-India Rivalry Could Have Deadly Consequences for Afghanistan
China and India are competing to be seen as leaders on the Afghanistan issue, resulting in a deadlock.
China-India Rivalry Could Have Deadly Consequences for Afghanistan
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
December 16, 2016
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
Kabul's foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition.
The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle
Finding a Future for Afghanistan
December 09, 2016
Finding a Future for Afghanistan
The range of tenable outcomes in Afghanistan is becoming limited.
Finding a Future for Afghanistan
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
November 01, 2016
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
A former senior aide to Mullah Omar has called on the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government.
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
Peace Deal: A Zero-Sum Game for Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar
October 12, 2016
Peace Deal: A Zero-Sum Game for Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar
Hekmatyar’s presence in Kabul may help create political space for Pakistan
Peace Deal: A Zero-Sum Game for Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar
Ghani’s Deal With the Devil: Hekmatyar and Transitional Justice
September 22, 2016
Ghani’s Deal With the Devil: Hekmatyar and Transitional Justice
A long delayed, elusive agreement between the government of Afghanistan and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has been inked.
Ghani’s Deal With the Devil: Hekmatyar and Transitional Justice
Afghan Peace Negotiations With Hekmatyar Break Down
June 29, 2016
Afghan Peace Negotiations With Hekmatyar Break Down
Hizb-i-Islami's pre-conditions are back: peace negotiations reportedly suspended over demands that foreign troops depart.
Afghan Peace Negotiations With Hekmatyar Break Down
How Will Kabul Welcome Gulbuddin Hekmatyar?
June 13, 2016
How Will Kabul Welcome Gulbuddin Hekmatyar?
After a peace deal, can Afghanistan's capital truly accept the brutal leader of Hezb-e-Islami?
How Will Kabul Welcome Gulbuddin Hekmatyar?
A Good Taliban, Bad Taliban Strategy for the US and Afghanistan?
May 28, 2016
A Good Taliban, Bad Taliban Strategy for the US and Afghanistan?
Who is Mullah Rasool, and why is he receiving funding from the U.S. and Afghanistan?
A Good Taliban, Bad Taliban Strategy for the US and Afghanistan?
Is the Afghan Taliban's Leadership Finally Coalescing Once Again?
April 13, 2016
Is the Afghan Taliban's Leadership Finally Coalescing Once Again?
Several leaders of the Islamic State's Afghanistan operation have returned to the Taliban.
Is the Afghan Taliban's Leadership Finally Coalescing Once Again?
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Drops Major Precondition to Peace Talks in Afghanistan
April 07, 2016
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Drops Major Precondition to Peace Talks in Afghanistan
The infamous warlord has reportedly revised his demand of full foreign withdrawal before coming to the table.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Drops Major Precondition to Peace Talks in Afghanistan
Afghan Peace Talks: Road to Nowhere
April 06, 2016
Afghan Peace Talks: Road to Nowhere
As security in Afghanistan deteriorates, the GCQ continues to struggle to make progress.
Afghan Peace Talks: Road to Nowhere
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