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What the Apparent Collapse of Afghan Peace Talks Means for Pakistan
September 10, 2019
What the Apparent Collapse of Afghan Peace Talks Means for Pakistan
How will Islamabad adapt to Trump’s latest sudden move?
What the Apparent Collapse of Afghan Peace Talks Means for Pakistan
Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears
September 04, 2019
Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears
The Taliban continue to kill Afghan civilians in attacks they say are meant for foreign "invaders.”
Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears
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
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
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
June 18, 2019
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
With expectations of Washington’s exit, other domestic and international players are hedging and calibrating their positions accordingly.
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
Coping With War, Afghans Turn to Art and Books
May 24, 2019
Coping With War, Afghans Turn to Art and Books
Dealing with decades of violence and war, Afghans turn to art and books to soothe their souls.
Coping With War, Afghans Turn to Art and Books
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
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
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?
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
April 02, 2019
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
The U.S.-led efforts to broker peace get top billing, but Uzbek efforts are worth watching closely.
Uzbekistan Offers Samarkand as a Venue for Afghan Peace Talks
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?
2018: The Deadliest Year Yet for Afghan Civilians
February 26, 2019
2018: The Deadliest Year Yet for Afghan Civilians
According to the UN, last year saw the highest number of Afghan civilian deaths since it began recording in 2009.
2018: The Deadliest Year Yet for Afghan Civilians
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