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December 26, 2020
No U.S. Troops? Taliban In Gov't? Peace? What Lies Ahead For Afghanistan In 2021
It’s the world’s deadliest ongoing conflict. But what’s ahead for Afghanistan in 2021, when the United States is due to withdraw all its troops from the country and the Taliban is supposed to help rule the country?
December 24, 2020
U.S. Sanctions Put Spotlight On Iran's Network Of Religious Seminaries In Afghanistan
The Treasury Department alleged that the Quds Force used the Al-Mustafa International University as a "cover" to recruit Afghans for the blacklisted Fatemiyoun Brigade, a pro-Iranian militia that fought in Syria.
December 17, 2020
Dushanbe Reinforces Border After Tajik Militants Appear In Video Fighting In Afghanistan
Afghan authorities say a group of militants from Tajikistan played a key role in the recent Taliban takeover of a district. It prompted Tajikistan to deploy additional troops along the border and launch a campaign using the relatives of the militants to plead with them via video to come home.
November 19, 2020
In 'Historic' First Visit to Kabul, Pakistan's PM Vows To Help Stem Bloodshed
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Kabul for talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani amid stalled peace negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban representatives and an uptick in violence.
November 16, 2020
For U.S. President-Elect Biden, A Foreign Policy Informed By Many, Many, Many Road Trips
Before he was president-elect, before he was vice president, Joe Biden spent decades in the U.S. Senate. And a good chunk of that tenure was spent globe-trotting and meeting leaders, dignitaries, royalty, and soldiers around the world.
November 14, 2020
Afghanistan Pinned Hopes For Change On Biden, But U.S. Likely To Stay Course Set By Trump
The Afghan government is hoping that an administration under Joe Biden will slow down the U.S. exit from Afghanistan and try to reset the peace process so that it can take place on terms that are kinder to Kabul. But experts say Kabul is likely to be disappointed.
November 09, 2020
Biden Presidency Expected To Hone, Not Radically Alter, Washington’s Approach To Afghanistan and Pakistan
As Washington seeks to end the longest war in its history, Biden’s presidency is poised to tweak but not completely change the U.S. course in Afghanistan while also adjusting relations with neighboring Pakistan.
October 19, 2020
U.S. Envoy Warns That 'Distressingly High' Level Of Violence In Afghanistan Could Derail Peace Process
U.S. envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad warned on October 18 after a car bomb killed 14 people in Ghor in central Afghanistan that continued high levels of violence in the country could threaten the peace process.