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.
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.
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.
September 07, 2019
US Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Close to a Deal?
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
What lies ahead for Afghanistan?
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 20, 2019
Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?
By Samuel Ramani
Not so fast, substantive cooperation between the two on ending the war remains elusive.
July 10, 2019
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
By Kathy Gannon
The much-touted conference was attended by Taliban, Afghan government representatives, women, and civil society.
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.