Subscribe

Tag

Taliban

Taliban Angle for Commitment to Deal From Incoming US Administration
November 11, 2020

Taliban Angle for Commitment to Deal From Incoming US Administration

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban urged the incoming Biden administration to stick to the Trump administration’s deal and its withdrawal plan.

Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence
October 20, 2020

Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban and U.S. clearly have different understandings of the deal they signed in February.
Afghans Say Preventing the Next War as Vital as Ending This One
October 19, 2020

Afghans Say Preventing the Next War as Vital as Ending This One

By Associated Press
Even if an intra-Afghan deal is reached, many Afghans fear that the country's many factions will fight for power if U.S. and NATO troops leave.

Growing Sectarianism Can Challenge Lasting Peace in Afghanistan 
October 15, 2020

Growing Sectarianism Can Challenge Lasting Peace in Afghanistan 

By Said Sabir Ibrahimi
The Taliban’s insistence on the supremacy of Sunni Hanafism has alarmed Afghan Shias who have long been marginalized.

Violence Persists as Afghan Government and Taliban Seek Path to Peace
September 25, 2020

Violence Persists as Afghan Government and Taliban Seek Path to Peace

By Catherine Putz
As Afghan government and Taliban negotiators sort out the rules and procedures, let alone an agenda, for peace, violence persists in Afghanistan.

Afghan Officials: Taliban Attack Checkpoints, Kill 28 Police
September 25, 2020

Afghan Officials: Taliban Attack Checkpoints, Kill 28 Police

By Associated Press
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks, which it said were carried out after the police in the area refused to surrender.

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.

Page 1 of 38