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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?
It's not only a negotiating tactic. There's real fear on the Taliban's end about what happens after the guns go silent.
Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?
Fight Night in Afghanistan
August 01, 2019
Fight Night in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s mixed martial arts scene in the time of the Taliban.
Fight Night in Afghanistan
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
July 10, 2019
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
The much-touted conference was attended by Taliban, Afghan government representatives, women, and civil society.
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
July 08, 2019
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
Even as officials continue to talk peace, violence has surged in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
Taliban Bombing Kills 6, Wounds Scores in Downtown Kabul
July 02, 2019
Taliban Bombing Kills 6, Wounds Scores in Downtown Kabul
The attacks represent an escalation amid ongoing U.S. talks with the Taliban.
Taliban Bombing Kills 6, Wounds Scores in Downtown Kabul
Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
June 06, 2019
Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
Russia's embrace of the Taliban is increasingly coming at the expense of Afghan President Ghani's government.
Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
May 28, 2019
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
Two wars, two peace deals -- what lessons does Colombia hold for Afghanistan?
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
April 10, 2019
Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
The Afghan peace process is at the mercy of the Taliban.
Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
February 27, 2019
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
The grassroots peace process is working – it just needs time, say civil society activists
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
February 27, 2019
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
This week's critical talks between the U.S. and the Taliban revolve around a two-item agenda.
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive
February 14, 2019
Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive
Afghanistan won’t have peace unless its neighbors agree to stop their meddling.
Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
December 19, 2018
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
The Taliban will be a legitimate party in any eventual peace deal. Time for India to accept reality and start talking.
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
October 30, 2018
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
What does the release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund tell us about the prospects for peace talks in Afghanistan?
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
September 12, 2018
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
More talking, more violence -- where is the war in Afghanistan going?
US-Taliban Talks Under the Shadow of Deadly Violence
Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
September 01, 2018
Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
Russia has been seeking to establish a leading role in the stabilization of Afghanistan.
Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
August 21, 2018
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
Looking beyond wishful thinking, here are four possible future scenarios for the course of the war in Afghanistan.
What Might Lie Ahead for Afghanistan?
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