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Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban
August 06, 2019
Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban
Meanwhile, the UN mission in Afghanistan says civilian casualties spiked in July as violence continues.
Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban
Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
August 02, 2019
Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
Women are critical to the everyday peacebuilding activities necessary to put any peace agreement into effective practice.
Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
Mired in Poverty, Afghans Bring Their Children to Work
July 25, 2019
Mired in Poverty, Afghans Bring Their Children to Work
Despite billions in aid, Afghanistan remains trapped in poverty.
Mired in Poverty, Afghans Bring Their Children to Work
Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?
July 20, 2019
Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?
Not so fast, substantive cooperation between the two on ending the war remains elusive.
Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?
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
Talking with the Taliban remains critical, but Pompeo’s optimism seems ungrounded,
Pompeo Optimistic About Peace in Brief Visit to Afghanistan En Route to Asia
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
May 30, 2019
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
Talks continue without Kabul; meanwhile, the Afghan government struggles with questions of legitimacy at the top.
What Happened to the Afghan-Led, Afghan-Owned Peace Talks?
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
May 28, 2019
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
Two wars, two peace deals -- what lessons does Colombia hold for Afghanistan?
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence
May 03, 2019
In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence
A recently opened center in Kabul memorializes the victims of Afghanistan’s chronic state of war.
In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
May 01, 2019
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
The U.S. military command in Kabul is no longer producing "district control data,."
US Military Stops Releasing Afghanistan War Information
Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US
April 12, 2019
Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US
Even though Taliban attacks never quite ceased during the winter, the insurgent group made its annual spring announcement.
Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
April 10, 2019
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
The next Doha meeting, which the Afghan government plans to attend, has been pushed back. Meanwhile, attacks continue.
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?
April 04, 2019
Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?
Khalilzad’s history is worth recounting, to give context to recent chafing at his tactics in pursuing peace.
Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?
Taliban Killed 33 Troops, Police in Helmand
March 26, 2019
Taliban Killed 33 Troops, Police in Helmand
Separately, a NATO airstrike reportedly killed 13, including 10 children, in northern Afghanistan.
Taliban Killed 33 Troops, Police in Helmand
What is Uzbekistan’s Role in the Afghan Peace Process?
March 11, 2019
What is Uzbekistan’s Role in the Afghan Peace Process?
As Tashkent’s officials move between Doha and Kabul, Uzbekistan is carving a quiet role for itself in the peace process.
What is Uzbekistan’s Role in the Afghan Peace Process?
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
February 27, 2019
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
This week's critical talks between the U.S. and the Taliban revolve around a two-item agenda.
US-Taliban Talks: What's on the Agenda in Doha?
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
February 26, 2019
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
What should be made of recent reporting that shows evidence of a Chinese paramilitary presence in Tajikistan?
Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?
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