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Afghanistan's Bloody Week Lays Bare Rifts in the 'Unity Government'
June 06, 2017
Afghanistan's Bloody Week Lays Bare Rifts in the 'Unity Government'
Ethnic tensions are reaching a boil after three deadly incidents.
Afghanistan's Bloody Week Lays Bare Rifts in the 'Unity Government'
Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision
May 30, 2017
Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision
Implications for the long-delayed constitutional reform in Afghanistan.
Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision
What Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Return Means for Afghanistan
May 03, 2017
What Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Return Means for Afghanistan
The Hezb-i-Islami leader's return threatens to further upset Afghanistan's already precarious ethnic balance.
What Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Return Means for Afghanistan
What Is the Status of Afghanistan's Deal With Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan?
April 24, 2017
What Is the Status of Afghanistan's Deal With Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan?
The Afghan government must implement its agreement with Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan.
What Is the Status of Afghanistan's Deal With Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan?
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
December 29, 2016
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
2016 was a difficult year for Afghanistan and 2017 presents unique challenges.
Challenges and Opportunities for Afghanistan in 2017
Will the Olive Branch With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Bring Peace in Afghanistan?
October 13, 2016
Will the Olive Branch With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Bring Peace in Afghanistan?
The peace deal with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is an achievement to Ghani's credit, but will it change the Taliban's thinking?
Will the Olive Branch With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Bring Peace in Afghanistan?
Peace Deal: A Zero-Sum Game for Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar
October 12, 2016
Peace Deal: A Zero-Sum Game for Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar
Hekmatyar’s presence in Kabul may help create political space for Pakistan
Peace Deal: A Zero-Sum Game for Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar
Ghani’s Deal With the Devil: Hekmatyar and Transitional Justice
September 22, 2016
Ghani’s Deal With the Devil: Hekmatyar and Transitional Justice
A long delayed, elusive agreement between the government of Afghanistan and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has been inked.
Ghani’s Deal With the Devil: Hekmatyar and Transitional Justice
Afghan Peace Negotiations With Hekmatyar Break Down
June 29, 2016
Afghan Peace Negotiations With Hekmatyar Break Down
Hizb-i-Islami's pre-conditions are back: peace negotiations reportedly suspended over demands that foreign troops depart.
Afghan Peace Negotiations With Hekmatyar Break Down
How Will Kabul Welcome Gulbuddin Hekmatyar?
June 13, 2016
How Will Kabul Welcome Gulbuddin Hekmatyar?
After a peace deal, can Afghanistan's capital truly accept the brutal leader of Hezb-e-Islami?
How Will Kabul Welcome Gulbuddin Hekmatyar?
Peace With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A Blessing or a Curse?
May 27, 2016
Peace With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A Blessing or a Curse?
By making peace with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is the Afghan National Unity Government inviting future troubles?
Peace With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A Blessing or a Curse?
With Mullah Mansour Out of the Picture, Is Peace Near for Afghanistan?
May 24, 2016
With Mullah Mansour Out of the Picture, Is Peace Near for Afghanistan?
After Mullah Mansour's death, the Taliban must cut a deal with the Afghan government.
With Mullah Mansour Out of the Picture, Is Peace Near for Afghanistan?
Hezb-e-Islami Moves Closer to a Final Deal with the Afghan Government
May 18, 2016
Hezb-e-Islami Moves Closer to a Final Deal with the Afghan Government
Kabul is optimistic and to be honest, needs a win.
Hezb-e-Islami Moves Closer to a Final Deal with the Afghan Government
Hezb-e-Islami's Opening Is a Major Opportunity for Ashraf Ghani and Afghanistan
May 11, 2016
Hezb-e-Islami's Opening Is a Major Opportunity for Ashraf Ghani and Afghanistan
Peace may remain elusive for Afghanistan, but outreach to Hezb-e-Islami will be an important stepping stone in getting there.
Hezb-e-Islami's Opening Is a Major Opportunity for Ashraf Ghani and Afghanistan
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Drops Major Precondition to Peace Talks in Afghanistan
April 07, 2016
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Drops Major Precondition to Peace Talks in Afghanistan
The infamous warlord has reportedly revised his demand of full foreign withdrawal before coming to the table.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Drops Major Precondition to Peace Talks in Afghanistan
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