Just six weeks before a deadline for the US to pull out troops that have been in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years, Washington sent a senior official for the first time to participate in regional peace talks convened by Russia.
The US Secretary of State’s ultimatum to President Ashraf Ghani underscored a blatant disregard for democracy in Afghanistan.
Russia, Iran and Pakistan could easily undercut US designs in Afghanistan unless they are made a part of the process.
The incoming president should make America's longest war his first foreign policy priority.
Kandahar matters, and what happens there generally decides not just the fate of Afghanistan but also impacts Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
At least 14 civilians have been killed by a roadside bomb in central Afghanistan, officials say.
Afghanistan's top official in negotiations with the Taliban, Abdullah Abdullah, meets Pakistani officials in Islamabad, in talks aimed at ending decades of war and a reset of bilateral ties.
Afghanistan today stands at a turning point.
Overnight fighting broke out in three districts of Nangarhar province as the Afghan government and the Taliban are at the negotiating table in Doha.
A Trump defeat could alter Afghanistan's trajectory, but it won't necessarily change Ghani's fortunes.
There is cause for cautious optimism so long as troublesome elements within the government and the Taliban are not allowed to derail the process.
Eradicating terror from Afghanistan remains the top priority, but all sides must now agree on methods.
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