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Taliban: From Pariah to Diplomatic Reception
October 10, 2019

Taliban: From Pariah to Diplomatic Reception

By Daud Khattak
From Moscow to Beijing, Tehran to Islamabad, Taliban delegations have found welcome in diplomatic halls.

The Taliban Go Global
October 07, 2019

The Taliban Go Global

By Rupert Stone
The Taliban, long an isolated and parochial movement, is going global
As US-Taliban Peace Process Collapses, an Opportunity for Russia?
September 20, 2019

As US-Taliban Peace Process Collapses, an Opportunity for Russia?

By Samuel Ramani
An expansion of Russia’s diplomatic involvement could help non-Western powers expand their say over Afghanistan’s political future.

Trump Announces Cancellation of Secret Camp David Summit With Taliban After Kabul Attack
September 08, 2019

Trump Announces Cancellation of Secret Camp David Summit With Taliban After Kabul Attack

By Ankit Panda
The surprise announcement came on Saturday night.

IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process
September 04, 2019

IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
There are many possible bumps on the road to peace in Afghanistan, but IS-K isn’t a top concern.

Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears
September 04, 2019

Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears

By Rahim Faiez and Cara Anna
The Taliban continue to kill Afghan civilians in attacks they say are meant for foreign "invaders.”

Young Afghan Women Barely Remember Taliban But Fear a Return
August 29, 2019

Young Afghan Women Barely Remember Taliban But Fear a Return

By Cara Anna
Worried about losing what they’ve gained, Afghanistan’s young women demand a voice in the country’s future.
Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line
August 13, 2019

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.

Playing the Right Hand: US Negotiations With the Taliban
August 09, 2019

Playing the Right Hand: US Negotiations With the Taliban

By Jeff Smith
Washington needs to remain clear-eyed about its goals as it looks to exit Afghanistan.

Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban
August 06, 2019

Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, the UN mission in Afghanistan says civilian casualties spiked in July as violence continues.

Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
August 02, 2019

Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

By Ian J. Lynch
Women are critical to the everyday peacebuilding activities necessary to put any peace agreement into effective practice.
5 Reasons Imran Khan's US Visit Was a Win for Pakistan
July 25, 2019

5 Reasons Imran Khan's US Visit Was a Win for Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Did Imran Khan accomplish much during his trip to Washington?

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