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US, Taliban Sign Historic Deal to Begin Drawdown of American Troops
March 01, 2020

US, Taliban Sign Historic Deal to Begin Drawdown of American Troops

By Ankit Panda
The Taliban committed to not allow Afghan soil to be used by terrorist groups hostile to the United States in exchange for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country.

Afghanistan After Trump’s Taliban Deal: What Next?
February 29, 2020

Afghanistan After Trump’s Taliban Deal: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
Will negotiations between the United States and the Taliban produce a sustainable agreement?
Where Is the Afghan Peace Deal Now?
February 05, 2020

Where Is the Afghan Peace Deal Now?

By Catherine Putz
Is the United States any closer to settling a long-discussed peace deal with the Taliban? Not really, if comments from top diplomats are anything to go by.

The Missing Links in the Afghan Peace Process
January 17, 2020

The Missing Links in the Afghan Peace Process

By Mushtaq Rahim
The U.S., Afghan government, and Taliban will all need to readjust their positions if there is to be any hope of peace.

US Envoy in Kabul Negotiating Hostage Release, Sources Say
November 01, 2019

US Envoy in Kabul Negotiating Hostage Release, Sources Say

By Associated Press
Officials hope a prisoner exchange can resuscitate the peace talks.

In Afghanistan, the War Goes On
October 01, 2019

In Afghanistan, the War Goes On

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
After 18 years, the United States is still entangled in war in Afghanistan.

US Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Close to a Deal?
September 07, 2019

US Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Close to a Deal?

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
What lies ahead for Afghanistan?
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.”

Trump: US to Keep 8,600 Troops in Afghanistan After Deal With Taliban
August 30, 2019

Trump: US to Keep 8,600 Troops in Afghanistan After Deal With Taliban

By Ankit Panda
The count would put U.S. force levels at 200 over where they were when Obama left office.

Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line
August 13, 2019

Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line

By Catherine Putz
U.S.-Taliban talks end without a deal, but tantalizingly close; Uzbekistan garners a rebuke for welcoming Taliban representatives.

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.

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