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Trump's US-Taliban Move Pushes Afghans Toward Fragile Vote
September 10, 2019

Trump's US-Taliban Move Pushes Afghans Toward Fragile Vote

By Cara Anna
The September 28 election couldn’t happen at a more difficult time.
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

By Umair Jamal
How will Islamabad adapt to Trump’s latest sudden move?

Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears
September 04, 2019

Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears

By Rahim Faiez and Cara Anna
The Taliban continue to kill Afghan civilians in attacks they say are meant for foreign "invaders.”

Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban
August 06, 2019

Khalilzad Hails 'Excellent Progress' in Talks With the Taliban

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, the UN mission in Afghanistan says civilian casualties spiked in July as violence continues.

Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan
August 02, 2019

Women Are Critical to Building a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

By Ian J. Lynch
Women are critical to the everyday peacebuilding activities necessary to put any peace agreement into effective practice.
Mired in Poverty, Afghans Bring Their Children to Work
July 25, 2019

Mired in Poverty, Afghans Bring Their Children to Work

By Rahim Faiez
Despite billions in aid, Afghanistan remains trapped in poverty.

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

By Catherine Putz
Talking with the Taliban remains critical, but Pompeo’s optimism seems ungrounded,
US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process
June 18, 2019

US Exit Looms Over Afghanistan Peace Process

By Umair Jamal
With expectations of Washington’s exit, other domestic and international players are hedging and calibrating their positions accordingly.

Coping With War, Afghans Turn to Art and Books
May 24, 2019

Coping With War, Afghans Turn to Art and Books

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Dealing with decades of violence and war, Afghans turn to art and books to soothe their souls.

In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence
May 03, 2019

In ‘Memory Boxes,’ Afghans Memorialize Lives Lost to Violence

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
A recently opened center in Kabul memorializes the victims of Afghanistan’s chronic state of war.

Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US
April 12, 2019

Taliban Declare Start of Spring Offensive Amid Talks With US

By Amir Shah
Even though Taliban attacks never quite ceased during the winter, the insurgent group made its annual spring announcement.
Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?
April 04, 2019

Why Is Zalmay Khalilzad Such a Controversial Figure in Afghanistan?

By Sayed Ziafatullah Saeedi
Khalilzad’s history is worth recounting, to give context to recent chafing at his tactics in pursuing peace.

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