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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.

Afghan Truce Worry: 1 Militant Could Threaten Peace Process
February 25, 2020

Afghan Truce Worry: 1 Militant Could Threaten Peace Process

By Associated Press
Can the fragile truce hold? What if one militant with a suicide vest kills dozens in a Kabul market? 
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.

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.

What’s the True Human Cost of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan?
February 14, 2020

What’s the True Human Cost of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
War-related deaths get headlines, but the ongoing reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan have had their human cost, too.

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.

Where Is the Afghan Peace Deal Now?
February 05, 2020

Where Is the Afghan Peace Deal Now?

By Catherine Putz
Is the United States any closer to settling a long-discussed peace deal with the Taliban? Not really, if comments from top diplomats are anything to go by.
Top US Commander Sees Increased Iranian Threat in Afghanistan
January 31, 2020

Top US Commander Sees Increased Iranian Threat in Afghanistan

By Associated Press
Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie says he is seeing a "worrisome trend" of Iranian malign interference in Afghanistan.

Report: SIGAR Notes Record-High Attack Numbers in Afghanistan
January 31, 2020

Report: SIGAR Notes Record-High Attack Numbers in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
Enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan during the fourth quarter of 2019 were the highest for that quarter in any year going back to 2010.

Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal
January 24, 2020

Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal

By Associated Press
Afghans remain divided about whether U.S. and NATO troops should stay after a peace deal -- 46 percent say leave, 33 percent say stay.

Taliban Target Afghan Security Forces, Killing 26
January 02, 2020

Taliban Target Afghan Security Forces, Killing 26

By Associated Press
The latest Taliban attacks underscore that the insurgents are at their strongest point since the beginning of the 18-year war.
Don’t Close the US-Funded American University of Afghanistan
January 01, 2020

Don’t Close the US-Funded American University of Afghanistan

By Ahmadullah Azadani
Washington’s commitment to supporting the institution is vital for its students and all of Afghanistan.

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