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With the Afghan Taliban in Islamabad, Is Pakistan Finally Getting What It Has Always Wanted?
October 08, 2019

With the Afghan Taliban in Islamabad, Is Pakistan Finally Getting What It Has Always Wanted?

By Umair Jamal
What are the Taliban up to?

Balochistan’s Role in the Afghanistan Quagmire
August 27, 2019

Balochistan’s Role in the Afghanistan Quagmire

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
How the Pakistani province became embroiled in the Afghan conflict.
Afghanistan's Terror Threat Is Much Bigger Than the Taliban
August 22, 2019

Afghanistan's Terror Threat Is Much Bigger Than the Taliban

By Saurav Sarkar
Even if peace is reached with the Taliban, terrorism will remain a serious problem in Afghanistan.

Why Are the Taliban Reluctant to Declare a Ceasefire?
August 13, 2019

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.

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.

Afghan President Convenes Grand Council, Hoping for Consensus on Taliban Talks
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.

An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
April 23, 2019

An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?

By Marvin G. Weinbaum and Samad Sadri
Peace talks are predicated on the notion that the Taliban have fundamentally changed. They haven't.
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
April 18, 2019

Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?

Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
March 19, 2019

Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Concerns are growing that Afghanistan's government will not survive an eventual U.S. withdrawal.

Will This Man Be Afghanistan’s Next President?
February 22, 2019

Will This Man Be Afghanistan’s Next President?

By Tamim Asey
Mohammad Haneef Atmar could shape the future of Afghanistan and US engagement in the country.

Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive
February 14, 2019

Without Regional Cooperation, Afghan Peace Will Remain Elusive

By Daud Khattak
Afghanistan won’t have peace unless its neighbors agree to stop their meddling.
Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
February 05, 2019

Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Afghanistan's presidential race heats up amid peace talks with Taliban insurgents.

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