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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.

US Defense Secretary Says Taliban Deal Is Promising But Not Without Risk
February 18, 2020

US Defense Secretary Says Taliban Deal Is Promising But Not Without Risk

By Associated Press
Ahead of a formal announcement of the seven-day "reduction in violence" deal, the U.S. defense secretary said it was time to give peace a chance in Afghanistan through a political negotiation.

Why the Taliban Won’t Cut Ties with Iran
February 15, 2020

Why the Taliban Won’t Cut Ties with Iran

By Kashif Hussain
Iran and the Taliban share interests and see common threats in the wider region, they won’t split so easily.
US, Taliban Close to ‘Reduction in Violence’ Agreement
February 13, 2020

US, Taliban Close to ‘Reduction in Violence’ Agreement

By Associated Press
What’s on offer: a seven-day reduction of violence.

Where Is the Afghan Peace Deal Now?
February 05, 2020

Where Is the Afghan Peace Deal Now?

By Catherine Putz
Is the United States any closer to settling a long-discussed peace deal with the Taliban? Not really, if comments from top diplomats are anything to go by.

Taliban Say They Handed Cease-fire Offer to US Peace Envoy
January 16, 2020

Taliban Say They Handed Cease-fire Offer to US Peace Envoy

By Associated Press
The offer was stated in a document, according to the group.

Taliban Target Afghan Security Forces, Killing 26
January 02, 2020

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.
South Asia’s Most Notorious Militant Groups
December 31, 2019

South Asia’s Most Notorious Militant Groups

By Sarmad Ishfaq
Ideology, organization, and public support: An analysis of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Haqqani Network.

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