Can Greening Afghanistan Help End the War?

by Austin Bodetti A solution to the war in Afghanistan has eluded American presidents of both political parties as well as generations of Afghan policymakers. Now that Taliban negotiators are discussing a political settlement to the conflict with American diplomats… Continue Reading  

Next Steps in Afghanistan

by Alia Ahmed In an about-turn of its two decades-old policy on Afghanistan, President Donald Trump tweeted in mid-December his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan (and Syria). Until September last year, the United States had held firmly to… Continue Reading  

Afghanistan Peace Talks: The Devil Is in the Details

by Fariba Pajooh As the Taliban conducts peace talks with both the United States and Afghan political and ethnic groups, a clear vision for a final peace framework is starting to take shape. But with Washington pushing for a fast… Continue Reading  

It’s Time to Let Go of America’s 18-year Afghan War

by Aaron David Miller, Steven Simon, and Richard Sokolsky Reports that US and Taliban negotiators have reached a tentative framework for withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan have set the foreign policy establishment’s hair on fire. A former US ambassador described… Continue Reading  

Welcome Diplomatic Progress on Afghanistan

by Paul R. Pillar Much remains to be negotiated, but the partial agreement reached between the United States and the Afghan Taliban is a positive development. Commendation for this progress is in order for the Trump administration and for U.S.… Continue Reading