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Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan
June 24, 2020

Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan

By  Aidan Mark Lewis
U.S. policy toward Afghanistan has been short-sighted and ill-conceived for decades.

UN Report: Taliban Maintains Ties to Al-Qaeda
June 02, 2020

UN Report: Taliban Maintains Ties to Al-Qaeda

By Catherine Putz
Beyond highlighting the ongoing connections between the Taliban and al-Qaeda, the report exposes fragility in the U.S.-Taliban agreement.
Taliban Warn Peace Deal With US Near Breaking Point
April 07, 2020

Taliban Warn Peace Deal With US Near Breaking Point

By Associated Press
A Taliban statement warned of more violence if the U.S. and Afghan government continue alleged violations of the Feb. 29 deal.

US Diplomats Urge Afghans to Set Political Squabbles Aside
March 19, 2020

US Diplomats Urge Afghans to Set Political Squabbles Aside

By Catherine Putz
Top U.S. diplomats dealing with the Afghan conundrum have urged unity and progress; but the political impasse in Kabul persists.

Afghan Government Postpones Prisoner Release, Endangers Deal
March 16, 2020

Afghan Government Postpones Prisoner Release, Endangers Deal

By Associated Press
The U.S.-Taliban deal was touted at the time as the best chance at ending Afghanistan's endless wars.

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.

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?

Where Is the Afghan Peace Deal Now?
February 05, 2020

Where Is the Afghan Peace Deal Now?

By Catherine Putz
Is the United States any closer to settling a long-discussed peace deal with the Taliban? Not really, if comments from top diplomats are anything to go by.

The Pitfalls in Afghanistan’s Peace Process
January 24, 2020

The Pitfalls in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
A US-Taliban peace agreement seems closer than ever, but the whole thing could unravel when it comes time for intra-Afghan talks.

The Missing Links in the Afghan Peace Process
January 17, 2020

The Missing Links in the Afghan Peace Process

By Mushtaq Rahim
The U.S., Afghan government, and Taliban will all need to readjust their positions if there is to be any hope of peace.
What Did the Intra-Afghan Dialogue Accomplish?
July 17, 2019

What Did the Intra-Afghan Dialogue Accomplish?

By R. Maxwell Bone
The talks were a step in the right direction, but only the beginning of a long, fraught process.

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