When the US invaded Afghanistan in late 2001, Afghans had endured 22 years of war. The Taliban were on the rise. Little has changed after an additional 20 years of war and suffering.
As American troops leave Afghanistan, a scholar of the country’s history and culture reexamines his photos of the nation’s people.
After months of delays, talks between the Taliban and Afghan governnment are due to start in Doha. Here’s what is on the table.
The US is taking an untraditional approach in its peace talks with the Taliban. The new deal does not contain many of the elements that are typically key to a successful peace negotiation.
A peace deal with the Taliban has been signed. But rebuilding Afghanistan after three decades of conflict will take much more than an accord, says a scholar of peacebuilding.
Why Afghanistan is still waiting to hear who its next president will be – nearly four months after the election.
Building a lasting peace in Afghanistan will take much more than an accord with the Taliban. In post-conflict nations, economic development and job creation are critical to national security.
According to a recent survey, Afghans rate their lives worse than anyone else on the planet. The election is unlikely to be a game changer considering the magnitude of challenges facing the country.
As Afghans head to the polls on September 28, peace still remains elusive.
A ceasefire with the Taliban won’t make it safe to send more refugees back to Afghanistan.
After Imran Khan’s visit to the White House, what lies ahead for his relationship with Donald Trump?
A ceasefire and peace agreement in Afghanistan may mean that the Taliban would have to lose their “terrorist” classification and turn from despised outlaws to legitimate powerbrokers.