Ahmad Shuja Jamal on How the US Facilitated the Taliban’s Return to Power
By Sudha Ramachandran
“The Trump administration committed, and the Biden administration gave, everything the Taliban needed [to return to power] without getting anything in return.”
US Strikes Down al-Qaida Leader in Heart of Kabul
By Catherine Putz
It’s difficult to believe that the Taliban were unaware of al-Zawahiri living in a safe house in the middle of Kabul.
Peace Is Easier Said Than Done in Afghanistan
By Ankit Panda
The U.S.-Taliban ‘leap day’ deal is proving difficult to see through, even as the Afghan government tries to move forward.
Making Sense of Malaysia’s 2020 Political Tumult
By Ankit Panda
Also, the hosts discuss progress in the implementation of the February 29 U.S.-Taliban deal in Afghanistan.
The Legitimacy of the Afghan Government Post-Election and After the US-Taliban Deal
By Najibullah Noorzai
How can the Afghan government revive its legitimacy ahead of the intra-Afghan peace talks?
What Has Pakistan Gained From the US-Taliban Peace Deal?
By Umair Jamal
Does Islamabad win from the conclusion of a deal between the United States and the Taliban?
The US-Taliban Deal Ignores Human Rights and Women
By Farahnaz Ispahani
The Trump administration's deal with the Taliban ignores human rights concerns.
US Peace Deal Leaves Afghans to Determine Post-War Landscape
By Associated Press
Afghanistan’s future remains mired in uncertainty.