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Afghanistan After US Withdrawal
May 14, 2021

Afghanistan After US Withdrawal

By Ankit Panda
The political situation in Afghanistan remains deeply uncertain.

What Has the US Learned About Supporting Afghanistan’s Women?
February 23, 2021

What Has the US Learned About Supporting Afghanistan’s Women?

By Catherine Putz
Firstly, the country's cultural context cannot be ignored.
US Joint Chiefs Chairman Meets With Taliban on Peace Talks
December 17, 2020

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Meets With Taliban on Peace Talks

By Associated Press
Army Gen. Mark A. Milley met with Taliban negotiators in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday and then flew to Kabul.

Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency
December 17, 2020

Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency

By Ankit Panda
Will the Biden administration finally end the U.S. presence in Afghanistan?

As Pompeo Leaves Kabul, No Word on Political Power-Sharing Deal
March 24, 2020

As Pompeo Leaves Kabul, No Word on Political Power-Sharing Deal

By Associated Press
The U.S. had said it wouldn't get involved in the political tussle, but with a fragile peace at risk Pompeo undertook an urgent visit to Afghanistan.

Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
April 10, 2019

Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process

By Umair Jamal
The Afghan peace process is at the mercy of the Taliban.

Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
September 27, 2018

Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay

By Ankit Panda
Despite recent rumblings, the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement isn't going anywhere.
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
July 26, 2018

US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace

By Ankit Panda
A senior U.S. State Department official visited Doha to seek out talks with the Taliban.

Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
October 24, 2017

Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. secretary of state stopped in for an unannounced visit.

Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan
August 23, 2017

Why Russia Wants the US to Stay in Afghanistan

By Samuel Ramani
Moscow would like to avoid having to militarily intervene itself.

Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan
August 21, 2017

Privatization of Security Can Derail US-Led Stabilization of Afghanistan

By M. Ashraf Haidari and Vasabjit Banerjee
The potential for success by relying on PMCs remains uncertain.
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
July 27, 2017

Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
Afghanistan's mineral wealth could help kickstart the economy, but beware of the resource curse.

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