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Face-off with the Taliban: Moscow talks and the missing dialogues

Talks with the Taliban in the Russian capital Moscow have raised paradoxical feelings of hope and skepticism among Afghans. As the government keeps by...

Who Should Negotiate Peace in Afghanistan?

On January 27, the Taliban and the U.S. government each publicly stated acceptance, in principle, of a draft framework for ongoing negotiations that could...

A Step Closer to Peace in Afghanistan?

There is renewed hope for a settlement to the seventeen-year-old war in Afghanistan—although significant questions remain. US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is...

Continuity of Afghan peace talks — only viable option

German Field Marshal Erich Von Manstein titled his memoirs published in 1955 Lost Victories. Unquestionably, he was one of the finest operational commanders that...

Should the U.S. leave Afghanistan?

In “Time to Get Out of Afghanistan” (Op-Ed, Jan. 2), Robert D. Kaplan refers to the diplomatic expertise of Richard Holbrooke. Mr. Holbrooke famously...

Historical link helps China mediate in Afghanistan

China's role in Afghanistan has grown rapidly after the withdrawal of US troops in 2014. Beijing has been instrumental in facilitating talks between the...

The Unspeakable Tragedy

Editorial-- The stark revelations of Afghanistan women’s national football players sexual abuse at the hands of the president of the Afghanistan football federation, Keramuudin Karim...

Afghanistan Drawdown: End Of American Interventionism – OpEd

After Donald Trump’s surprise announcement in a tweet on December 19 to withdraw 2,000 American troops from Syria after a telephonic conversation with the...

Out Of Syria, Afghanistan

I was very late waking up this morning — a sign of how much fun I had with dinner guests last night — so...

Are we ready to lose Afghanistan?

August 1945 saw the United States at the pinnacle of its power, economically and militarily supreme. With Europe split between the Allies and the...

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