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Can the Taliban Play China and Russia Off the United States?
July 28, 2021

Can the Taliban Play China and Russia Off the United States?

By Catherine Putz
The consensus is that negotiation is the only way out of the conflict for Afghanistan, but that only holds true if the international community is united. It’s not.

Afghan Civil Society Must Not Be Left Out of the Peace Process
April 14, 2021

Afghan Civil Society Must Not Be Left Out of the Peace Process

By Samina Ansari
During the 2001 Bonn Conference, the U.N. opted for a “light footprint” that delegated its civilian development role to foreign military forces. That cannot happen again.
Attention Turns to Proposed Summit on Afghanistan in Turkey
April 08, 2021

Attention Turns to Proposed Summit on Afghanistan in Turkey

By Catherine Putz
The proposed summit is said to be scheduled to open on April 16, but the pieces are all still in flux.

May Deadline Looms for Washington on Exiting the Afghan War
March 19, 2021

May Deadline Looms for Washington on Exiting the Afghan War

By Catherine Putz
Will it be May? Maybe not.

Afghan Delegation for Moscow Talks Announced
March 17, 2021

Afghan Delegation for Moscow Talks Announced

By Catherine Putz
Can men who have failed so many times before to secure Afghanistan’s future truly chart a better way forward?

Former President Karzai Says US Plan a Catalyst for Afghan Peace
March 12, 2021

Former President Karzai Says US Plan a Catalyst for Afghan Peace

By Associated Press
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says a proposed peace deal put out by the U.S. offers the best chance forward beyond the stalled talks.

Even After a Peace Agreement, Afghanistan’s Future Unclear
March 11, 2021

Even After a Peace Agreement, Afghanistan’s Future Unclear

By Milad Naeimi
Yet another elite-based peace agreement, rather than one centered on the people, simply assures a future conflict in Afghanistan.
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.

Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency
December 17, 2020

Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency

By Ankit Panda
Will the Biden administration finally end the U.S. presence in Afghanistan?

Taliban Team in Pakistan as Calls Grow for Afghan Ceasefire
December 17, 2020

Taliban Team in Pakistan as Calls Grow for Afghan Ceasefire

By Associated Press
Violence remains high in Afghanistan as negotiators take a break. Talks are expected to resume in early January.

Procedure Set, Intra-Afghan Talks to Move on to Setting an Agenda
December 03, 2020

Procedure Set, Intra-Afghan Talks to Move on to Setting an Agenda

By Catherine Putz
After nearly three months, the Afghan government and the Taliban have reportedly agreed on a three-page document setting out the rules and procedures for talks.
How the Trump Administration Set Afghanistan Up to Fail
November 18, 2020

How the Trump Administration Set Afghanistan Up to Fail

By Sohrab Azad
The Trump administration has left Biden few options in Afghanistan, and the Taliban aren’t going anywhere.

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