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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
30-Year Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan: A Successful Disengagement Operation?
February 06, 2019
30-Year Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan: A Successful Disengagement Operation?
The withdrawal of the Soviet 40th Army from Afghanistan from 1988 to 1989 was a militarily successful operation save one mistake.
30-Year Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan: A Successful Disengagement Operation?
Why the US Envoy's Road to Afghan Peace Is Littered With Obstacles
February 06, 2019
Why the US Envoy's Road to Afghan Peace Is Littered With Obstacles
While the U.S. and the Taliban have both claimed significant progress in the latest talks, they have yet to pen a deal.
Why the US Envoy's Road to Afghan Peace Is Littered With Obstacles
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
January 17, 2019
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
Emboldened by foreign support, the Taliban continue to refuse talks with the Afghan government.
The Taliban’s Delusion Hampers Reconciliation
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
January 17, 2019
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
A reported drive to register men under 50 for the army reserves hints at underlying concern about the border.
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
January 08, 2019
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
Expect to see the U.S. establish further political alternatives intended to counterbalance China’s influence in Central Asia.
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
December 28, 2018
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
It's past time for India to take stock of new realities in Afghanistan.
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan
December 22, 2018
Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan
Officials say U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed the Pentagon to draw up plans to pull out of Afghanistan.
Large US Troop Pullout Planned in Afghanistan
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