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Latest Phase of Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Off to Slow Start
January 12, 2021

Latest Phase of Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Off to Slow Start

By Catherine Putz
Agreeing on an agenda quill prove a difficult task, with the Afghan government prioritizing a ceasefire and the Taliban a political arrangement. 

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Meets With Taliban on Peace Talks
December 17, 2020

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Meets With Taliban on Peace Talks

By Associated Press
Army Gen. Mark A. Milley met with Taliban negotiators in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday and then flew to Kabul.
Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency
December 17, 2020

Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency

By Ankit Panda
Will the Biden administration finally end the U.S. presence in Afghanistan?

Taliban Team in Pakistan as Calls Grow for Afghan Ceasefire
December 17, 2020

Taliban Team in Pakistan as Calls Grow for Afghan Ceasefire

By Associated Press
Violence remains high in Afghanistan as negotiators take a break. Talks are expected to resume in early January.

Report: Afghans Losing Hope for Peace Process Amid Violence
December 12, 2020

Report: Afghans Losing Hope for Peace Process Amid Violence

By Associated Press
A few districts in some provinces were not surveyed due to high levels of violence and instability.

Report: With Relaxed Restrictions, More Civilians Died in Air Strikes in Afghanistan in 2017-2020
December 08, 2020

Report: With Relaxed Restrictions, More Civilians Died in Air Strikes in Afghanistan in 2017-2020

By Catherine Putz
Relaxed rules of engagement for air strikes led to increased civilian casualties in Afghanistan.

NATO Mulls Afghan Dilemma as US Draws Down, Attacks Mount
December 01, 2020

NATO Mulls Afghan Dilemma as US Draws Down, Attacks Mount

By Associated Press
But despite the surge in violence, and deep uncertainty caused by the U.S. drawdown, the peace agreement appears to be an opportunity too good for NATO to miss.
EU, Other Donors Step up With Funds to Help Afghanistan
November 25, 2020

EU, Other Donors Step up With Funds to Help Afghanistan

By Associated Press
The final tally could amount to over $12 billion over four years, a drop from the $15 billion pledged back in 2016.

How the Trump Administration Set Afghanistan Up to Fail
November 18, 2020

How the Trump Administration Set Afghanistan Up to Fail

By Sohrab Azad
The Trump administration has left Biden few options in Afghanistan, and the Taliban aren’t going anywhere.

Australia to Prosecute Troops for War Crimes in Afghanistan
November 13, 2020

Australia to Prosecute Troops for War Crimes in Afghanistan

By Associated Press
Prosecuting alleged Australian war criminals is expected to take years.

Enemy Attacks Rose Sharply in Run-up to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: Report
November 05, 2020

Enemy Attacks Rose Sharply in Run-up to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: Report

By Catherine Putz
From July to September, average daily enemy-initiated attacks in Afghanistan were 50 percent higher than the previous quarter. And then negotiations began.
Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence
October 20, 2020

Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban and U.S. clearly have different understandings of the deal they signed in February.

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