Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line
By Catherine Putz
U.S.-Taliban talks end without a deal, but tantalizingly close; Uzbekistan garners a rebuke for welcoming Taliban representatives.
Why Does Pakistan’s Release of a Key Taliban Leader Matter?
By Adrian Hänni
What does the release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund tell us about the prospects for peace talks in Afghanistan?