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?
May 14, 2018
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
By M. Ashraf Haidari
M. Ashraf Haidari explores the challenges and opportunities facing the peace process.
May 10, 2018
Saudi Arabia's New Taliban Strategy
By Samuel Ramani
By embracing a hardline anti-Taliban strategy, Saudi Arabia hopes to force the Taliban to abandon its military ambitions.
April 21, 2018
Peace Springs in Taliban Heartland?
By Ahmad Shuja Jamal
The Taliban should heed a grassroots movement demanding an end to civilian casualties.
April 20, 2018
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
By Noah Coburn
The planned elections could be a part of establishing peace but they pose significant risks as well.
April 17, 2018
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out
By Mushtaq Rahim
It’s not surprising that the Taliban have not responded to Ghani’s peace offer.