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Latest Phase of Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Off to Slow Start
January 12, 2021

Latest Phase of Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Off to Slow Start

By Catherine Putz
Agreeing on an agenda quill prove a difficult task, with the Afghan government prioritizing a ceasefire and the Taliban a political arrangement. 

What If the Afghan Peace Process Fails?
January 08, 2021

What If the Afghan Peace Process Fails?

By Marvin G. Weinbaum and Shanthie D’Souza
Most Afghans will have difficulty recovering from a failed peace process in which they and their government have invested so much hope.
An ‘Orchard of Bad Apples’ Weighs on New Afghan Peace Talks
January 06, 2021

An ‘Orchard of Bad Apples’ Weighs on New Afghan Peace Talks

By Associated Press
Escalating violence has all sides pointing the finger at each other as negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban resume.

Report: Afghans Losing Hope for Peace Process Amid Violence
December 12, 2020

Report: Afghans Losing Hope for Peace Process Amid Violence

By Associated Press
A few districts in some provinces were not surveyed due to high levels of violence and instability.

Afghanistan: A Test for the Global Commitment to Women, Peace, and Security
November 25, 2020

Afghanistan: A Test for the Global Commitment to Women, Peace, and Security

By Natalie Gonnella-Platts and Farhat Popal 
Any political settlement that doesn’t guarantee women’s rights and opportunities has failed before it has begun.

Enemy Attacks Rose Sharply in Run-up to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: Report
November 05, 2020

Enemy Attacks Rose Sharply in Run-up to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: Report

By Catherine Putz
From July to September, average daily enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan were 50 percent higher than the previous quarter. And then negotiations began.

Attack on Afghan University Leaves 19 Dead, 22 Wounded
November 03, 2020

Attack on Afghan University Leaves 19 Dead, 22 Wounded

By Associated Press
It was the second attack on an educational institution in Kabul in as many weeks.
Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence
October 20, 2020

Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban and U.S. clearly have different understandings of the deal they signed in February.

What the Fate of Freed Taliban Prisoners Means for the Afghan Peace Process
October 20, 2020

What the Fate of Freed Taliban Prisoners Means for the Afghan Peace Process

By Franz J. Marty
Whether freed Taliban rejoin the fight – and what might motivate them to finally put down their arms – has ramifications for peace in Afghanistan.

Afghans Say Preventing the Next War as Vital as Ending This One
October 19, 2020

Afghans Say Preventing the Next War as Vital as Ending This One

By Associated Press
Even if an intra-Afghan deal is reached, many Afghans fear that the country's many factions will fight for power if U.S. and NATO troops leave.

Growing Sectarianism Can Challenge Lasting Peace in Afghanistan 
October 15, 2020

Growing Sectarianism Can Challenge Lasting Peace in Afghanistan 

By Said Sabir Ibrahimi
The Taliban’s insistence on the supremacy of Sunni Hanafism has alarmed Afghan Shias who have long been marginalized.
Afghanistan’s Economy – and Access to Aid – at Stake in Peace Talks
October 08, 2020

Afghanistan’s Economy – and Access to Aid – at Stake in Peace Talks

By Hanif Sufizada
Will the Taliban and the Afghan government come to terms in time to rescue the country’s fledgling economy?

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