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Taliban Not Ready to Attend Turkey Summit on Afghan Peace
April 13, 2021

Taliban Not Ready to Attend Turkey Summit on Afghan Peace

By Catherine Putz
A Taliban spokesman said the group was not ready to attend the conference the U.S. and the Afghan government had hoped to start on April 16.

In Kabul, Pentagon Chief Speaks of ‘Responsible End’ to War
March 23, 2021

In Kabul, Pentagon Chief Speaks of ‘Responsible End’ to War

By Lolita C. Baldor and Rahmin Faiez
With questions swirling about how long U.S. troops will remain in the country, Austin said that "in terms of an end date or setting a specific date for withdrawal, that's the domain of my boss."
Moscow Conference on Afghan Peace: Two Steps Back for Women, One Step Forward for Peace
March 23, 2021

Moscow Conference on Afghan Peace: Two Steps Back for Women, One Step Forward for Peace

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The one-day conference last week is part of a larger effort by regional powers to make peace between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

May Deadline Looms for Washington on Exiting the Afghan War
March 19, 2021

May Deadline Looms for Washington on Exiting the Afghan War

By Catherine Putz
Will it be May? Maybe not.

Former President Karzai Says US Plan a Catalyst for Afghan Peace
March 12, 2021

Former President Karzai Says US Plan a Catalyst for Afghan Peace

By Associated Press
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says a proposed peace deal put out by the U.S. offers the best chance forward beyond the stalled talks.

Even After a Peace Agreement, Afghanistan’s Future Unclear
March 11, 2021

Even After a Peace Agreement, Afghanistan’s Future Unclear

By Milad Naeimi
Yet another elite-based peace agreement, rather than one centered on the people, simply assures a future conflict in Afghanistan.

NATO Chief Dismisses Early Pullout of Afghan Troop Trainers
February 18, 2021

NATO Chief Dismisses Early Pullout of Afghan Troop Trainers

By Associated Press
"Our presence in Afghanistan is conditions based, and Taliban has to meet their commitments," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.
President Biden’s Afghanistan Challenge
February 17, 2021

President Biden’s Afghanistan Challenge

By Daud Khattak
The fate of the U.S.-Taliban deal hangs in the balance, while the peace process stalls. What will the Biden administration ultimately do about Afghanistan?

NATO Faces Conundrum as It Mulls Afghan Pullout
February 17, 2021

NATO Faces Conundrum as It Mulls Afghan Pullout

By Associated Press
Some say NATO and the U.S. should send a strong message for peace to all sides in Afghanistan's protracted conflict.

The US-Taliban Deal: A Year Later
February 01, 2021

The US-Taliban Deal: A Year Later

By Franz J. Marty
The U.S.-Taliban “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan” has so far yielded few concrete results and bloody fighting and attacks are continuing across the country.

Taliban Visit Moscow, Voice Hope US Will Honor Peace Deal
January 30, 2021

Taliban Visit Moscow, Voice Hope US Will Honor Peace Deal

By Associated Press
Sher Mohammed Abbas Stanikzai, who led the Taliban delegation to Moscow,  insisted that the Taliban have been abiding by the deal.
What If the Afghan Peace Process Fails?
January 08, 2021

What If the Afghan Peace Process Fails?

By Marvin G. Weinbaum and Shanthie D’Souza
Most Afghans will have difficulty recovering from a failed peace process in which they and their government have invested so much hope.

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