ACLED-APW Report Tracking Disorder During Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

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Foreign-imposed Afghan dispensation at play

In a strongly-worded letter – rife with a sense of Trump-like urgency – addressed to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the U.S. Secretary of State Antony…

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Afghanize the peace talks!

While negotiators are on a pause from intra-Afghan talks until the fifth of January, a timely and essential matter of shifting the talks home has beco…

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Violence kills 5,411 since the start of IAN

After exactly two months since the start of direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, violence in Afghanistan has taken 5,411 lives…

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What does the Biden presidency mean for Afghanistan?

The outcome of the US Presidential election has been earnestly anticipated as it affects the whole world, not least Afghanistan. As the results came i…

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Responsibility for Kabul University attack remains mysterious

The Afghan government, the Taliban and the Daesh militant group are at odds on who was behind the deadly Kabul University attack that drew ringing den…

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Reduction in violence: A lethal grey area

The sluggish peace talks ongoing in Doha of Qatar have seemingly hit a snag that the negotiating sides refuse to acknowledge and are trying to put a p…

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Beware of ghost attackers! The spoilers of peace

A breakthrough, historic one indeed, came on Thursday when both sides into the Afghan conflict confirmed the intra-Afghan talks would be launched on S…

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Say yes to truce!

The big hurdle blocking the long-anticipated, landmark intra-Afghan talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government was lifted as the controversia…

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Petty wrangling steering peace towards limbo

Turbulent developments in terms of peace risk undermining the whole process in one way or another, particularly political wrangling regarding a key na…

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Reconciliation council with shortcomings

In a major development in the Afghan peace process, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has named 48 members for the formation of the High National Reco…

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Visit to incorporate Pakistani bidding

Against a backdrop of increased violence and differences over prisoner release, a political team of the Taliban led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arri…

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Are we at a deadlock again? 

The Afghan peace process is seemingly yet again arriving at a plateau. The Loya Jirga’s decision that gave a free hand to the Afghan government in ter…