Taliban Faces Threat From Islamic State, New Resistance
By Edith M. Lederer
A new U.N. report says that with the onset of better weather, violence in Afghanistan could increase as anti-Taliban groups escalate operations.
As the World Looks Away, Violence Is on the Rise Again in Afghanistan
By Habib Khan Totakhil and Justine Fleischner
New data on violent trends in Afghanistan shows a marked shift in terrorism and violence toward women, journalists, and educators under Taliban rule.
Rights Group: Taliban Unlawfully Killed 13 Ethnic Hazaras
By Dave Bryan and Samya Kullab
Eleven of the victims were members of the Afghan national security forces and two were civilians, among them a 17-year-old girl.
Even as Peace Talks Resume, Killing Soars in Afghanistan
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
After a month-long hiatus, the Taliban and Afghan government are talking again. Will it make a difference for Afghans?
US Watchdog: Taliban Attacks Increased in Afghan Capital
By Associated Press
The report came as the Biden administration announced plans to reassess the peace agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban.
The US-Taliban Deal: A Year Later
By Franz J. Marty
The U.S.-Taliban “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan” has so far yielded few concrete results and bloody fighting and attacks are continuing across the country.
A Decentralized Government Is Not the Answer to Afghanistan’s Problems
By Ajmal Burhanzoi
In Afghanistan's case, devolving power to local institutions will only encourage further jihadism designed to wring concessions from the state.
Global Peace Index: South China Sea a 'Potential Area For Conflict'
By Franz-Stefan Gady
A new report highlights an increasing division between the most and least peaceful nations - including in Asia.
2014 Deadliest Year for Afghan Civilians
By Ankit Panda
2014 was the deadliest year for Afghan civilians since 2002.