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Afghanistan: Between Hope and Hopelessness
March 04, 2020

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Hopelessness

By Daud Khattak
The biggest obstacle to peace is no longer the Taliban, but the political fractures in Kabul.

The Rocky Road From Doha to Intra-Afghan talks
February 28, 2020

The Rocky Road From Doha to Intra-Afghan talks

By Matthew Willner-Reid
6 potential pitfalls could upend talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban before they even begin.
Afghanistan: Ghani-Abdullah Row May Thwart the Prospect of Peace
February 22, 2020

Afghanistan: Ghani-Abdullah Row May Thwart the Prospect of Peace

By Daud Khattak
Even as a U.S.-Taliban peace deal is announced, Kabul is in the grips of a political crisis.

What Kind of Government Do Afghans Want?
February 05, 2020

What Kind of Government Do Afghans Want?

By Yaqub Ibrahimi
A political settlement in Afghanistan will require an agreement on regime type: electoral democracy versus emirate. What do the people prefer?

Afghanistan’s Turbulent Decade
January 28, 2020

Afghanistan’s Turbulent Decade

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
From 2010 to 2020, the Taliban insurgency picked up steam while Afghanistan’s institutional dysfunction deepened.

Taliban Say Mystery Crash in Afghanistan Was US Aircraft
January 28, 2020

Taliban Say Mystery Crash in Afghanistan Was US Aircraft

By Associated Press
A Taliban spokesman claims a U.S. Air Force plane crashed in Ghazni province, in territory controlled by the militant group.

The Pitfalls in Afghanistan’s Peace Process
January 24, 2020

The Pitfalls in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
A US-Taliban peace agreement seems closer than ever, but the whole thing could unravel when it comes time for intra-Afghan talks.
The Missing Links in the Afghan Peace Process
January 17, 2020

The Missing Links in the Afghan Peace Process

By Mushtaq Rahim
The U.S., Afghan government, and Taliban will all need to readjust their positions if there is to be any hope of peace.

20 Dead in Attack on Office of Afghan President Ghani's Running Mate
July 30, 2019

20 Dead in Attack on Office of Afghan President Ghani's Running Mate

By Rahim Faiez
On the first day of the Afghan campaign season, gunmen attacked the Kabul office of VP candidate Amrullah Saleh.

The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How
April 15, 2019

The Afghan Endgame: What, When, and How

By Daud Khattak
As Doha gears up for another round of Taliban talks, hope and despair are both in the air.

US, Afghan Casualties Continue to Climb Even Amid Peace Talks
April 09, 2019

US, Afghan Casualties Continue to Climb Even Amid Peace Talks

By Rahim Faiez
Since Monday, 3 American soldiers and 20 Afghan troops have been killed in Taliban attacks.
The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media
February 27, 2019

The Other Peace Talks: Afghan Women, Millennials, and Social Media

By Michelle Tolson
The grassroots peace process is working – it just needs time, say civil society activists

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