Public Support Surges for Trump-Backed Afghan Peace Plan
Nearly two-thirds of Trump and Biden supporters said they “strongly” or “somewhat” support the peace deal that would get U.S. forces out of Afghanistan next year.
In Afghanistan, Social Media Is the Only Way to Talk Back to the Taliban
As the United States abandons demands for human rights, young Afghans are embracing free speech the only place they can—on the Internet.
The Road to Peace In Afghanistan no Longer Runs Through Pakistan
Once considered a regional spoiler, Islamabad’s influence over the Taliban has waned.
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Defying Peace Deal, Freed Taliban Return to Battlefield
A new confidential report concludes that a majority of fighters are resuming their “jihad” to overthrow the U.S.-backed Afghan government.
Afghans Worried About Pressure From Trump as Talks With the Taliban Get Underway
Decision to release 400 Taliban prisoners paves way for negotiations.
Afghan Women Should Be the Centerpiece of the Peace Process
Afghanistan's future needs to include more than just those who hold guns. Here’s how to make that happen.
Jalalabad Jailbreak Highlights Resurgence of ‘Eliminated’ ISIS
Despite a huge government effort, and some big blows, the Islamic State has shown surprising staying power in eastern Afghanistan.
Russia Is Winning the Information War in Afghanistan
The country’s former occupier is using Kremlin-backed media to fuel anger toward the United States.
Democrats See Senate Republicans Vulnerable Due to Trump’s Russia Problem
Trump’s continued reluctance to criticize Moscow over bounties has given Democratic contenders a fresh opening to attack lawmakers loyal to the White House.
Afghanistan’s Gen Z Is Fighting Back
Younger Afghans are on a mission to change how their country talks about life, death, and freedom.
Afghan Warlord’s Promotion Highlights the Bankruptcy of America’s Longest War
President Ashraf Ghani promoted a notorious warlord as marshal to seal his power-sharing deal. Afghan promises are turning to dust.
Resurgent Taliban Bode Ill for Afghan Peace
Four months after the U.S.-Taliban deal, the militant group is growing—and growing bolder, while its al Qaeda ties remain.
The Midwives on the Front Lines
Despite rising violence, some of Afghanistan’s most vital workers are fighting stigma to deliver health care to the country’s mothers.
The United States Has Nothing to Fear From the ICC
The Trump administration’s crusade against the International Criminal Court is misguided and will harm long-term U.S. interests.