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Could the Islamic State – Khorasan Province Be the Next Chapter of Global Terrorism?
September 24, 2020

Could the Islamic State – Khorasan Province Be the Next Chapter of Global Terrorism?

By Arian Sharifi
Peace between the Afghan government and the Taliban is not a silver bullet for peace in the region. ISKP poses a significant threat.

Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill 24 Civilians
September 22, 2020

Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrikes Kill 24 Civilians

By Associated Press
The Afghan Defense Ministry, however, said the airstrikes killed 30 Taliban fighters.
Beyond the Intra-Afghan Talks, Uzbekistan Sees a Bright Future 
September 21, 2020

Beyond the Intra-Afghan Talks, Uzbekistan Sees a Bright Future 

By Umida Hashimova
The promise of peace in Afghanistan opens doors for Uzbekistan. 

Why Am I Worried About the Taliban’s Return? 
September 15, 2020

Why Am I Worried About the Taliban’s Return? 

By Ali Reza Sarwar
One Afghan explains why he’s concerned about the return of the Taliban to the official political arena in Afghanistan.

The Need for an Enduring US Military Presence in Afghanistan
September 11, 2020

The Need for an Enduring US Military Presence in Afghanistan

By Julian D. Alford and Amin Tarzi
U.S. interests in Afghanistan are enduring and will need to be safeguarded into the future.

Afghan President Names Council for Peace Deal with Taliban
August 31, 2020

Afghan President Names Council for Peace Deal with Taliban

By Associated Press
The High Council for National Reconciliation will have the final say on whether the Afghan government signs a possible deal struck with the Taliban.

Taliban Negotiators Visit Pakistan to Talk Afghan Peace Push
August 24, 2020

Taliban Negotiators Visit Pakistan to Talk Afghan Peace Push

By Associated Press
The Taliban delegation, led by their political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, will discuss with Pakistan's leaders the "recent developments in Afghanistan's peace process.”
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Reunifies with Uncertain Consequences
August 18, 2020

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Reunifies with Uncertain Consequences

By Umair Jamal
Two major splinter groups recently reunited with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. What that means for regional security remains unclear.

Where Are the Afghan People in the Intra-Afghan Peace Process?
August 18, 2020

Where Are the Afghan People in the Intra-Afghan Peace Process?

By Maryam Baryalay
The intra-Afghan peace process should reflect the positions and interests of the people -- not just the elites.

As Intra-Afghan Talks Loom, Female Member of Kabul Negotiating Team Attacked
August 17, 2020

As Intra-Afghan Talks Loom, Female Member of Kabul Negotiating Team Attacked

By Catherine Putz
Fawzia Koofi is one of just five women on the Afghan government's negotiating team.

America and the International Community Must Stay Focused on Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
August 14, 2020

America and the International Community Must Stay Focused on Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

By Fatema Jafari and John A. Lechner
Afghan women have fought hard for their rights since 2001. Peace should not come at their expense.
Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring
July 31, 2020

Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring

By Catherine Putz
The next step may very well be intra-Afghan talks, but the Taliban have spent the first half of the year bludgeoning the Afghan security forces.

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