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Afghan Peace Talks

Pakistan Frees Highest-Ranking Taliban Prisoner

AP | KATHY GANNON and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan freed the Afghan Taliban's former deputy leader on Saturday after years of detention in a move that many officials in Islamabad ...

U.S. To The Taliban: The Ball Is In Your Court

AP | KATHY GANNON and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

DOHA, Qatar — The Taliban signaled a willingness to meet demands to keep their flag lowered as the U.S. warned Saturday that their newly opened ...

Obama: Friction On Afghan Peace Talks No Surprise

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama says it's no surprise that there's friction in early efforts to launch peace talks between the Taliban and Afghanista...

U.S.-Afghanistan Talks Continue

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.16.2012 | World


Is Peace With the Taliban Possible?

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Taliban peace talks are riddled with challenges: the Taliban has sought the release of at least five senior Taliban leaders from the Guantanamo Bay prison and poor Afghan governance continues to undermine a lasting solution.

The Afghan Road to Peace Could Start in Bonn

Lisa Schirch | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Lisa Schirch

A more comprehensive Afghan peace process will enjoy greater public support, legitimacy, sustainability, and ultimately lead to more democratic governance.

Good-Neighbor Policy for Afghanistan?

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

To build a regional consensus on Afghanistan's future, on November 2, foreign ministers from fourteen countries--including India, Pakistan, China, and Russia--plus officials from the United States and some European countries are meeting in Istanbul.

Blow to Afghan Peace Talks?

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Regardless of whether Rabbani's killer was Pakistan-based or not, ending Pakistan's support for militant groups that target international troops in Afghanistan is seen by the United States as central to any future stability in Afghanistan.

Security Jitters in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan and NATO forces ended a 24-hour attack by militants on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in what has been a secure district in Kabul, raising new concerns about Afghanistan's security.

How Afghanistan Is Rebuilding Itself

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

"One of the things that people don't appreciate is how dramatically far Afghanistan has come in the last ten years, in terms of the capacity for governance."

Afghan Concerns Over U.S. Staying Power

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.07.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The United States and Afghanistan disagree on several points regarding a limited troop presence past 2014, starting with how binding the agreement should be.

FAKING IT? Afghanistan Peace Talks Reportedly Exaggerated, Just 'A Psychological Operation'

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite news reports of high-level talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, no significant peace negotiations are under way in Afghanistan...

Afghanistan Peace Council Talks Lack Substance, Action

GlobalPost | Jean MacKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Suddenly, negotiations with the Taliban are all the rage. In American newspapers, on Afghan television, in high-level political ...