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After the Kurds, Will Trump Abandon Afghanistan Next?
October 18, 2019

After the Kurds, Will Trump Abandon Afghanistan Next?

By Uzair Younus
Given the Syria debacle, one cannot rule out a tweet that abruptly announces the end of the war in Afghanistan.

Inside Afghanistan’s Online Battlefield
October 15, 2019

Inside Afghanistan’s Online Battlefield

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Social media provides another front for battle between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
In Afghanistan, the War Goes On
October 01, 2019

In Afghanistan, the War Goes On

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
After 18 years, the United States is still entangled in war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s Road to Peace Still Needs US Leadership
September 20, 2019

Afghanistan’s Road to Peace Still Needs US Leadership

By Farhat Popal and Chris Walsh
At this crucial time in Afghanistan’s nascent journey toward freedom, U.S. support is still necessary.

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.

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.
Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
August 02, 2019

Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

By Ian J. Lynch
Women are critical to the everyday peacebuilding activities necessary to put any peace agreement into effective practice.

Mired in Poverty, Afghans Bring Their Children to Work
July 25, 2019

Mired in Poverty, Afghans Bring Their Children to Work

By Rahim Faiez
Despite billions in aid, Afghanistan remains trapped in poverty.

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?

By Samuel Ramani
Not so fast, substantive cooperation between the two on ending the war remains elusive.

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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