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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.
Taliban Ready for Talks With Kabul After Eid Holiday
July 24, 2020

Taliban Ready for Talks With Kabul After Eid Holiday

By Associated Press
After Eid ul Adha at the end of July, the Taliban say they're ready for talks with the Afghan government.

Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrike Kills at Least 14
July 24, 2020

Witnesses: Afghan Government Airstrike Kills at Least 14

By Associated Press
The strike targeted a gathering to celebrate the release of a former Taliban prisoner.
Taliban Make Big Changes Ahead of Expected Talks With Kabul
July 20, 2020

Taliban Make Big Changes Ahead of Expected Talks With Kabul

By Associated Press
The shuffle is meant to tighten Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhunzada’s control over the movement's military and political arms.

US General Skeptical That Bounties Led to Troops’ Deaths
July 09, 2020

US General Skeptical That Bounties Led to Troops’ Deaths

By Associated Press
"I found it very worrisome. I didn't find that there was a causative link there," Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command said.

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. 

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