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The Inauguration of 2 Presidents: Afghanistan’s Constitutional Crisis
March 11, 2020

The Inauguration of 2 Presidents: Afghanistan’s Constitutional Crisis

By Zalmai Nishat
To solve the election stalemate and salvage peace talks with the Taliban, Afghanistan needs to rethink its all-powerful executive branch.
Afghans Set to Release 1,500 Taliban; US Wants Less Violence
March 11, 2020

Afghans Set to Release 1,500 Taliban; US Wants Less Violence

By Associated Press
Ghani's decree on the release came as the U.S. State Department issued a statement saying that the level of violence is "unacceptable."

US Starts Troop Pullout, Seeks End to Afghan Leaders’ Feud
March 10, 2020

US Starts Troop Pullout, Seeks End to Afghan Leaders’ Feud

By Associated Press
The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan while the dueling inaugurations of Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have thrown plans for talks with the Taliban into chaos.

The Legitimacy of the Afghan Government Post-Election and After the US-Taliban Deal
March 10, 2020

The Legitimacy of the Afghan Government Post-Election and After the US-Taliban Deal

By Najibullah Noorzai
How can the Afghan government revive its legitimacy ahead of the intra-Afghan peace talks?

Dueling Afghan Leaders Both Declare Themselves President
March 10, 2020

Dueling Afghan Leaders Both Declare Themselves President

By Associated Press
Kabul’s political crisis continued to deepen with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah both holding rival inaugurations.
US Strikes Taliban Forces Days After ‘Historic’ Deal
March 04, 2020

US Strikes Taliban Forces Days After ‘Historic’ Deal

By Catherine Putz
The deal promises intra-Afghan talks to start March 10 and the release of Taliban prisoners; Kabul has rejected the latter and is scrambling to build a team for the former.

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.
US Peace Deal Leaves Afghans to Determine Post-War Landscape
March 03, 2020

US Peace Deal Leaves Afghans to Determine Post-War Landscape

By Associated Press
Afghanistan’s future remains mired in uncertainty.

US, Taliban Sign Historic Deal to Begin Drawdown of American Troops
March 01, 2020

US, Taliban Sign Historic Deal to Begin Drawdown of American Troops

By Ankit Panda
The Taliban committed to not allow Afghan soil to be used by terrorist groups hostile to the United States in exchange for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country.

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.

Afghans Celebrate Reduction in Hostilities But Fear Civil War
February 26, 2020

Afghans Celebrate Reduction in Hostilities But Fear Civil War

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The U.S. is ready to make peace with the Taliban. But can Afghanistan’s political factions come to terms with each other?
US Urges Afghanistan to Focus on Peace and Intra-Afghan Talks, Not Electoral Politics
February 26, 2020

US Urges Afghanistan to Focus on Peace and Intra-Afghan Talks, Not Electoral Politics

By Catherine Putz
U.S. State Department statement neither congratulated nor contradicted Ghani’s electoral victory.

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