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Learning From US Efforts to Reintegrate Former Combatants in Afghanistan
November 05, 2019

Learning From US Efforts to Reintegrate Former Combatants in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
Afghan reintegration programs have largely failed, but success will be necessary if any potential peace deal is to have lasting impact.

US Envoy in Kabul Negotiating Hostage Release, Sources Say
November 01, 2019

US Envoy in Kabul Negotiating Hostage Release, Sources Say

By Associated Press
Officials hope a prisoner exchange can resuscitate the peace talks.
As US-Taliban Peace Process Collapses, an Opportunity for Russia?
September 20, 2019

As US-Taliban Peace Process Collapses, an Opportunity for Russia?

By Samuel Ramani
An expansion of Russia’s diplomatic involvement could help non-Western powers expand their say over Afghanistan’s political future.

Trump's US-Taliban Move Pushes Afghans Toward Fragile Vote
September 10, 2019

Trump's US-Taliban Move Pushes Afghans Toward Fragile Vote

By Cara Anna
The September 28 election couldn’t happen at a more difficult time.

Trump Announces Cancellation of Secret Camp David Summit With Taliban After Kabul Attack
September 08, 2019

Trump Announces Cancellation of Secret Camp David Summit With Taliban After Kabul Attack

By Ankit Panda
The surprise announcement came on Saturday night.

IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process
September 04, 2019

IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
There are many possible bumps on the road to peace in Afghanistan, but IS-K isn’t a top concern.

Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears
September 04, 2019

Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears

By Rahim Faiez and Cara Anna
The Taliban continue to kill Afghan civilians in attacks they say are meant for foreign "invaders.”
Young Afghan Women Barely Remember Taliban But Fear a Return
August 29, 2019

Young Afghan Women Barely Remember Taliban But Fear a Return

By Cara Anna
Worried about losing what they’ve gained, Afghanistan’s young women demand a voice in the country’s future.

Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line
August 13, 2019

Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line

By Catherine Putz
U.S.-Taliban talks end without a deal, but tantalizingly close; Uzbekistan garners a rebuke for welcoming Taliban representatives.

Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban
August 06, 2019

Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, the UN mission in Afghanistan says civilian casualties spiked in July as violence continues.

Pompeo Optimistic About Peace in Brief Visit to Afghanistan En Route to Asia
June 27, 2019

Pompeo Optimistic About Peace in Brief Visit to Afghanistan En Route to Asia

By Catherine Putz
Talking with the Taliban remains critical, but Pompeo’s optimism seems ungrounded,
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
May 30, 2019

What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?

By Monish Tourangbam and Nandita Palrecha
Talks continue without Kabul; meanwhile, the Afghan government struggles with questions of legitimacy at the top.

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