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Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?
August 16, 2018
Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?
Rouhani’s outreach to Ghani at the SCO summit this summer may herald an improvement in bilateral ties.
Are Afghanistan-Iran Relations on the Mend?
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
August 15, 2018
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
With talks up north and violence in the southeast, the war in Afghanistan lurches toward its 17th year.
Taliban Talks in Uzbekistan, Violence Continues in Afghanistan
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
July 24, 2018
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence.
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
Ghani Goes After Afghanistan’s Warlords
July 19, 2018
Ghani Goes After Afghanistan’s Warlords
In order to succeed, Ghani’s crackdown on warlords must proceed transparently and cut a wide path across Afghanistan.
Ghani Goes After Afghanistan’s Warlords
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
June 21, 2018
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
The conditions are ripening for talks between the Afghan government, the Taliban, and the United States to begin.
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
June 15, 2018
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
Recent exchanges, and the involvement of China and the US, hints that this time may be different.
Are We Finally Seeing a Breakthrough in Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations?
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
June 07, 2018
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
Afghanistan's next elections can set up the bedrock for sustainable democratic institutions in the country.
How Afghanistan's Next Elections Can Succeed
The Future of Special Economic Zones in Afghanistan
June 06, 2018
The Future of Special Economic Zones in Afghanistan
How does the Trump administration’s new South Asia Strategy change the plan for establishing SEZs in Afghanistan?
The Future of Special Economic Zones in Afghanistan
What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?
May 30, 2018
What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?
Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is not good news for Afghanistan.
What Does Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for Afghanistan?
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
May 14, 2018
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
M. Ashraf Haidari explores the challenges and opportunities facing the peace process.
The Afghan Peace Process: An FAQ
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
April 20, 2018
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
The planned elections could be a part of establishing peace but they pose significant risks as well.
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
April 17, 2018
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
It’s not surprising that the Taliban have not responded to Ghani’s peace offer.
Kabul’s Overture, the Taliban’s Dilemma, and the Way Out  
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
April 04, 2018
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
Progress on freedom of speech, political participation, and women’s rights in Afghanistan cannot be compromised.
In Afghanistan, Peace Must Come Without Compromising Hard-Earned Gains
Squeezing Pakistan For Results in Afghanistan
March 28, 2018
Squeezing Pakistan For Results in Afghanistan
Washington needs to give the dialogue process a chance in Afghanistan.
Squeezing Pakistan For Results in Afghanistan
Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
March 12, 2018
Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
Is the Afghan president's bold gambit doomed to failure?
Fruitless or a Breakthrough? Making Sense of Ashraf Ghani's Peace Offer to the Taliban
A Way Forward for Afghanistan After the 2nd Kabul Process Conference
March 07, 2018
A Way Forward for Afghanistan After the 2nd Kabul Process Conference
Ashraf Ghani's offer to the Taliban has been repudiated. The problem remains across the border, in Pakistan.
A Way Forward for Afghanistan After the 2nd Kabul Process Conference
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