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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.

Taliban Say Peace Talks With Afghan Team to Start Saturday
September 11, 2020

Taliban Say Peace Talks With Afghan Team to Start Saturday

By Associated Press
The much-delayed talks are reportedly set to begin this weekend.
US Aims for 4,500 Troops in Afghanistan by November
September 10, 2020

US Aims for 4,500 Troops in Afghanistan by November

By Catherine Putz
CENTCOM Commander McKenzie told reporters U.S. withdrawal plans aim for 4,500 troops in Afghanistan on a “October, late October, November time frame.”

Bombing Targets Afghan VP as Taliban Talks Again ‘Imminent’
September 09, 2020

Bombing Targets Afghan VP as Taliban Talks Again ‘Imminent’

By Catherine Putz
Amid the push to start talks, a recent bombing illustrates that Afghanistan's security problems are bigger than just the Taliban.

Taliban Return to Doha, Setting Stage for Afghan Peace Talks
September 08, 2020

Taliban Return to Doha, Setting Stage for Afghan Peace Talks

By Associated Press
The delayed negotiations are the second, critical part to a peace deal the U.S. signed with the Taliban in February in Doha.

Beyond Hard Power and Politics: Finding a Way to Afghan Peace
September 02, 2020

Beyond Hard Power and Politics: Finding a Way to Afghan Peace

By Vinay Kaura
Both the Afghan government and the Taliban need to demonstrate a seriousness of purpose in finding a solution to a long-running conflict.

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.
Afghans Halt Prisoner Release, Delaying Talks With Taliban
August 18, 2020

Afghans Halt Prisoner Release, Delaying Talks With Taliban

By Rahim Faiez and Kathy Gannon
Talks were expected to start on August 20, but are now postponed indefinitely say Afghan officials.

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.

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