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Trust, Naivety, and Negotiating With the Afghan Taliban
May 20, 2019

Trust, Naivety, and Negotiating With the Afghan Taliban

By Kambaiz Rafi
Not talking to the Taliban is counterproductive, but going too far is naïve.

US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
July 26, 2018

US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace

By Ankit Panda
A senior U.S. State Department official visited Doha to seek out talks with the Taliban.
Does Islamic State Have a Future in the AfPak Region?
December 20, 2016

Does Islamic State Have a Future in the AfPak Region?

By Daud Khattak
The Islamic State's South Asia branch looks doomed to fail.

Spoilers and Peace in Afghanistan: Negotiating With the Taliban
October 18, 2016

Spoilers and Peace in Afghanistan: Negotiating With the Taliban

By Shawn Snow
The biggest potential spoiler for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is Pakistan.

What to Make of China's Latest Meeting With the Taliban
August 05, 2016

What to Make of China's Latest Meeting With the Taliban

By Wang Jin
China's role in Afghanistan is constructive, but not decisive.

Haibatullah Akhundzada and the Resurgence of the Taliban
June 04, 2016

Haibatullah Akhundzada and the Resurgence of the Taliban

By Hamzah Rifaat Hussain
Who is Haibatullah Akhundzada and what does he mean for the years-long insurgency in Afghanistan?

In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
June 01, 2016

In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace

By Moh. Sayed Madadi
With the Taliban leadership in transition, now is the time for the Afghan government to go on the offensive.
Did Hope for Afghan Peace Die With Mullah Mansour?
May 31, 2016

Did Hope for Afghan Peace Die With Mullah Mansour?

By Daud Khattak
Mansour's death makes peace talks even less likely, while inflaming regional tensions.

Killing Mullah Mansour Might Have Been All About the Haqqani Network
May 26, 2016

Killing Mullah Mansour Might Have Been All About the Haqqani Network

By Umair Jamal
For the new leadership of the Afghan Taliban, the peace process won't even be a back-burner issue.

Taliban Announce New Leader After Mullah Mansour's Death
May 25, 2016

Taliban Announce New Leader After Mullah Mansour's Death

By Ankit Panda
Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada will succeed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the Taliban's leader.

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