Taliban Target Afghan Security Forces, Killing 26
By Associated Press
The latest Taliban attacks underscore that the insurgents are at their strongest point since the beginning of the 18-year war.
Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?
By Daud Khattak
It's not only a negotiating tactic. There's real fear on the Taliban's end about what happens after the guns go silent.
Why Can’t Pakistan Facilitate a Long-Term Ceasefire in Afghanistan?
By Umair Jamal
If Islamabad helped facilitate the recently concluded ceasefire, what’s stopping it from helping arrange a long-term ceasefire?
Why Afghan Peace Negotiations are Imminent
By Hazrat Bahar
The conditions are ripening for talks between the Afghan government, the Taliban, and the United States to begin.
The Taliban Made War. Are They Showing They Can Make Peace?
By Ahmad Shuja Jamal
The Taliban's announced ceasefire represents a tentative move toward peace. Will it hold?