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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
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
The count would put U.S. force levels at 200 over where they were when Obama left office.
Trump: US to Keep 8,600 Troops in Afghanistan After Deal With Taliban
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
U.S.-Taliban talks end without a deal, but tantalizingly close; Uzbekistan garners a rebuke for welcoming Taliban representatives.
Afghanistan: A Region on Edge as Peace Talks Near the Finish Line
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
Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?
July 20, 2019
Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?
Not so fast, substantive cooperation between the two on ending the war remains elusive.
Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
July 10, 2019
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
The much-touted conference was attended by Taliban, Afghan government representatives, women, and civil society.
Long Awaited Intra-Afghan Conference Brings Peace One Step Closer
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
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
May 28, 2019
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
Two wars, two peace deals -- what lessons does Colombia hold for Afghanistan?
What Colombia Can Teach Us About Afghanistan
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
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
April 10, 2019
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
The next Doha meeting, which the Afghan government plans to attend, has been pushed back. Meanwhile, attacks continue.
In Afghanistan, Talking and Killing Continue in Tandem
Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
April 10, 2019
Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
The Afghan peace process is at the mercy of the Taliban.
Why the Taliban Are in Control of the Afghan Peace Process
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
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
March 19, 2019
Can the Afghan State Survive the Peace Process?
Concerns are growing that Afghanistan's government will not survive an eventual U.S. withdrawal.
Can the Afghan State Survive the 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?
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