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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 10, 2019
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
By Kathy Gannon
The much-touted conference was attended by Taliban, Afghan government representatives, women, and civil society.
April 30, 2019
Afghan President Convenes Grand Council, Hoping for Consensus on Taliban Talks
By Kathy Gannon
The Loya Jirga is supposed to forge unity in a divided Afghanistan, but it may just underline existing fissures.