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How Trade Shapes Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Relations
June 24, 2019
How Trade Shapes Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Relations
With new initiatives and new infrastructure, trade plays a dominant role in bilateral relations between Tashkent and Kabul.
How Trade Shapes Afghanistan-Uzbekistan Relations
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
June 18, 2019
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
With expectations of Washington’s exit, other domestic and international players are hedging and calibrating their positions accordingly.
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
May 30, 2019
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
Talks continue without Kabul; meanwhile, the Afghan government struggles with questions of legitimacy at the top.
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
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
Afghan Women Are Battling the Taliban’s Impending Rule to Protect their Rights and Communities
May 27, 2019
Afghan Women Are Battling the Taliban’s Impending Rule to Protect their Rights and Communities
Pakistani women’s experiences in upending extremism across the border provide valuable lessons for Afghan women.
Afghan Women Are Battling the Taliban’s Impending Rule to Protect their Rights and Communities
Coping With War, Afghans Turn to Art and Books
May 24, 2019
Coping With War, Afghans Turn to Art and Books
Dealing with decades of violence and war, Afghans turn to art and books to soothe their souls.
Coping With War, Afghans Turn to Art and Books
Trust, Naivety, and Negotiating With the Afghan Taliban
May 20, 2019
Trust, Naivety, and Negotiating With the Afghan Taliban
Not talking to the Taliban is counterproductive, but going too far is naïve.
Trust, Naivety, and Negotiating With the Afghan Taliban
Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
May 08, 2019
Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
The entire region is headed for an immense climate crisis by 2100, scientists warn.
Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence
May 03, 2019
In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence
A recently opened center in Kabul memorializes the victims of Afghanistan’s chronic state of war.
In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
May 01, 2019
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
The U.S. military command in Kabul is no longer producing "district control data,."
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
April 19, 2019
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
Afghanistan has a long and difficult road to transition from an aid dependent economy to a trade and transit economy.
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
April 10, 2019
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
The next Doha meeting, which the Afghan government plans to attend, has been pushed back. Meanwhile, attacks continue.
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
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
Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?
April 04, 2019
Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?
Khalilzad’s history is worth recounting, to give context to recent chafing at his tactics in pursuing peace.
Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
April 02, 2019
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
The U.S.-led efforts to broker peace get top billing, but Uzbek efforts are worth watching closely.
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
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