Iran has limited influence over the Taliban and little to gain from prolonging the war.
Efforts to secure a durable political settlement to the Afghanistan war coincide and conflict with an uncertain political transition in the country.
An escalated conflict between the US and Iran will reverberate in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
A hasty peace deal that undermined the Afghan government and rewarded the Taliban's arrogant zero-sum game was always doomed for failure. All that can be changed moving forward.
US President Donald Trump's surprise visit to Afghanistan was a cutting image of how President Ashraf Ghani's government has become an afterthought.
A crop of dedicated security chiefs hold the keys to Afghanistan's future, not the Taliban.
Washington-based Special Inspector-General for Afghan Reconstruction said in a report earlier this year that the country may not be ready for peace unless it finds a way to reintegrate Taliban fighters into society and combat "endemic corruption".
China's first engaged the Taliban to protect its interests in Afghanistan in the 90s. Decades later, history repeats itself.
Taliban officials meet a group of Afghan delegates in Doha as part of diplomatic efforts to end years of violence and build trust between Afghan civilians and the insurgent group.
Peace may be closer than ever in Afghanistan, as the Taliban and the US get ready for talks on June 29 with the aim of reaching a peace deal before the country’s presidential elections in September.
Will the son of the legendary 'Lion of Panjshir' help to shape Afghanistan's future?
The meeting in Russia is another attempt to negotiate peace in a country that has been ravaged by decades of war.
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