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Critics of US-Taliban Deal Say Militants Can’t Be Trusted
July 06, 2020

Critics of US-Taliban Deal Say Militants Can’t Be Trusted

By Associated Press
Information about Russian bounties for dead Americans was included in a brief before the U.S.-Taliban deal was signed. 

Understanding Pakistan’s Take on India-Taliban Talks
May 23, 2020

Understanding Pakistan’s Take on India-Taliban Talks

By Umair Jamal
Will Pakistan support India’s bid to establish ties with the Afghan Taliban?
A Ceasefire for Eid, Peace, and Fighting COVID-19 in Afghanistan 
May 22, 2020

A Ceasefire for Eid, Peace, and Fighting COVID-19 in Afghanistan 

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Violence has continued in Afghanistan throughout the holy month of Ramadan. 

COVID-19 in Afghanistan: Going Beyond a Ceasefire
May 18, 2020

COVID-19 in Afghanistan: Going Beyond a Ceasefire

By Ben Francis
A ceasefire is necessary to give all Afghans the best possible chance of defeating their common enemy: COVID-19. But there are limitations.

Taliban Say They Don’t Have Missing US Contractor
May 11, 2020

Taliban Say They Don’t Have Missing US Contractor

By Associated Press
"We don't have any information about the missing American," a Taliban spokesman says.

Afghanistan Sees Drop in Civilian Casualties, But Threat Remains Serious
April 27, 2020

Afghanistan Sees Drop in Civilian Casualties, But Threat Remains Serious

By Catherine Putz
The UN says more than 500 civilians were killed in the first three months of 2020 and urged a ceasefire so the country can focus on fighting COVID-19.

Afghanistan Frees 100 Taliban, But Group Hasn’t Verified
April 09, 2020

Afghanistan Frees 100 Taliban, But Group Hasn’t Verified

By Associated Press
The prisoner release is a critical first step to intra-Afghan negotiations aimed at bringing an end to decades of war in Afghanistan.
Afghan Officials Say Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Police
March 30, 2020

Afghan Officials Say Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Police

By Associated Press
The Taliban have not claimed responsibility for the latest attacks which Kabul says they carried out on Afghan forces.

Via Video Conference, Afghan Government and Taliban Discuss Prisoner Releases
March 27, 2020

Via Video Conference, Afghan Government and Taliban Discuss Prisoner Releases

By Catherine Putz
Despite political infighting in Kabul, the government and Taliban are discussing the first step in their peace process.

US Strikes Taliban Forces Days After ‘Historic’ Deal
March 04, 2020

US Strikes Taliban Forces Days After ‘Historic’ Deal

By Catherine Putz
The deal promises intra-Afghan talks to start March 10 and the release of Taliban prisoners; Kabul has rejected the latter and is scrambling to build a team for the former.

Afghanistan After Trump’s Taliban Deal: What Next?
February 29, 2020

Afghanistan After Trump’s Taliban Deal: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
Will negotiations between the United States and the Taliban produce a sustainable agreement?
US Urges Afghanistan to Focus on Peace and Intra-Afghan Talks, Not Electoral Politics
February 26, 2020

US Urges Afghanistan to Focus on Peace and Intra-Afghan Talks, Not Electoral Politics

By Catherine Putz
U.S. State Department statement neither congratulated nor contradicted Ghani’s electoral victory.

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