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Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?
March 31, 2020

Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Pakistan is jubilant over the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, but celebration may be premature.

Afghan Government Postpones Prisoner Release, Endangers Deal
March 16, 2020

Afghan Government Postpones Prisoner Release, Endangers Deal

By Associated Press
The U.S.-Taliban deal was touted at the time as the best chance at ending Afghanistan's endless wars.
Trump Says He Spoke to a Taliban Leader, Had ‘Good Talk’ 
March 04, 2020

Trump Says He Spoke to a Taliban Leader, Had ‘Good Talk’ 

By Associated Press
The White House provided no additional details about what was said on the call, but the Taliban did.

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Hopelessness
March 04, 2020

Afghanistan: Between Hope and Hopelessness

By Daud Khattak
The biggest obstacle to peace is no longer the Taliban, but the political fractures in Kabul.

Afghans View US-Taliban Deal With Well-Earned Skepticism
February 28, 2020

Afghans View US-Taliban Deal With Well-Earned Skepticism

By Associated Press
The deal is expected to be signed in Doha on Saturday.

Afghans Celebrate Reduction in Hostilities But Fear Civil War
February 26, 2020

Afghans Celebrate Reduction in Hostilities But Fear Civil War

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The U.S. is ready to make peace with the Taliban. But can Afghanistan’s political factions come to terms with each other?

US Urges Afghanistan to Focus on Peace and Intra-Afghan Talks, Not Electoral Politics
February 26, 2020

US Urges Afghanistan to Focus on Peace and Intra-Afghan Talks, Not Electoral Politics

By Catherine Putz
U.S. State Department statement neither congratulated nor contradicted Ghani’s electoral victory.
US, Taliban to Begin Countdown to Afghan Peace Deal
February 22, 2020

US, Taliban to Begin Countdown to Afghan Peace Deal

By Associated Press
There are many uncertainties as an apparent deal is set for settlement this month.

Afghanistan: Ghani-Abdullah Row May Thwart the Prospect of Peace
February 22, 2020

Afghanistan: Ghani-Abdullah Row May Thwart the Prospect of Peace

By Daud Khattak
Even as a U.S.-Taliban peace deal is announced, Kabul is in the grips of a political crisis.

US Defense Secretary Says Taliban Deal Is Promising But Not Without Risk
February 18, 2020

US Defense Secretary Says Taliban Deal Is Promising But Not Without Risk

By Associated Press
Ahead of a formal announcement of the seven-day "reduction in violence" deal, the U.S. defense secretary said it was time to give peace a chance in Afghanistan through a political negotiation.

Official Says US, Taliban Reach Afghanistan Truce Agreement
February 15, 2020

Official Says US, Taliban Reach Afghanistan Truce Agreement

By Associated Press
The commitment to a temporary "reduction in violence" would pave the way for the signing of a formal peace agreement.
US, Taliban Close to ‘Reduction in Violence’ Agreement
February 13, 2020

US, Taliban Close to ‘Reduction in Violence’ Agreement

By Associated Press
What’s on offer: a seven-day reduction of violence.

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