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Taliban Rebuffs Afghan President Ghani’s Offer of Peace Talks

Taliban Rebuffs Afghan President Ghani’s Offer of Peace Talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban political legitimacy and peace talks on Wednesday, but the Taliban indicated it prefers to keep fighting until the government is overthrown, American
Why is the world at war?

Why is the world at war?

Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine – the globe is scarred by violenceWe live in a world of trouble. Conflicts today may be much less lethal than those that scarred
Once-Feared Afghan Warlord Is Still Causing Trouble, but Talking Peace

Once-Feared Afghan Warlord Is Still Causing Trouble, but Talking Peace

Hezb-i-Islami supporters waited in May to enter Ghazi Stadium in Kabul, where Gulbuddin Hekmatyar would address the crowd a day after returning to the country.
Once-Feared Afghan Warlord Is Still Causing Trouble, but Talking Peace

Once-Feared Afghan Warlord Is Still Causing Trouble, but Talking Peace

Hezb-i-Islami supporters waited in May to enter Ghazi Stadium in Kabul, where Gulbuddin Hekmatyar would address the crowd a day after returning to the country.
$7.5 Billion  Pipeline Has Surprise Patrons: Taliban Militants

$7.5 Billion Pipeline Has Surprise Patrons: Taliban Militants

After decades of talks, Afghanistan finally broke ground last month on a $7.5 billion gas pipeline that will run through areas controlled by the Taliban.
Op-Ed Contributor: To Be Young and Pashtun in Pakistan

Op-Ed Contributor: To Be Young and Pashtun in Pakistan

Demonstrators with a picture of Naqeebullah Mehsud, 27, killed by the Karachi police in January.
‘Lost in Translation’: Pentagon Publishes Inaccurate Data on Afghanistan War Effort

‘Lost in Translation’: Pentagon Publishes Inaccurate Data on Afghanistan War Effort

The Pentagon published inaccurate data used to underscore the success of counterterrorism operations against the Taliban and other jihadist groups in Afghanistan, prompting concern about the level of
Trump Rolls the Dice on Kim Jong Un

Trump Rolls the Dice on Kim Jong Un

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Top State Official: Taliban Jihadists Have ‘Legitimate Grievances’

Top State Official: Taliban Jihadists Have ‘Legitimate Grievances’

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States is willing to address the “legitimate grievances” of the Afghan Taliban terrorists during peace negotiations, a top U.S. State Department of State (DOS) official
Op-Ed Contributor: An Unprecedented Peace Offer to the Taliban

Op-Ed Contributor: An Unprecedented Peace Offer to the Taliban

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan, right, and the country’s first lady, Rula Ghani, left, pray during the Kabul Process conference at the Afghan presidential palace on Feb. 28.
Taliban Briefly Take Afghan District as Security Worsens

Taliban Briefly Take Afghan District as Security Worsens

An Afghan police officer stood watch in Farah in 2016. On Monday, the Taliban overran a western district in the province.
U.S. Braces for Return of Terrorist Safe Havens to Afghanistan

U.S. Braces for Return of Terrorist Safe Havens to Afghanistan

The compound of the Save the Children charity in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, after it was attacked by the Islamic State in January. Afghan officials believe there are now about 3,000 ISIS fighters in the
U.S. Braces for Return of Terrorist Safe Havens to Afghanistan

U.S. Braces for Return of Terrorist Safe Havens to Afghanistan

The compound of the Save the Children charity in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, after it was attacked by the Islamic State in January. Afghan officials believe there are now about 3,000 ISIS fighters in the
U.S. Braces for Return of Terrorist Safe Havens to Afghanistan

U.S. Braces for Return of Terrorist Safe Havens to Afghanistan

The compound of the Save the Children charity in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, after it was attacked by the Islamic State in January. Afghan officials believe there are now an estimated 3,000 ISIS fighters

Are Al-Qaeda and ISIS About to Form a Terrorist Supergroup?

Global jihad as a cohesive unit is already coming together.
‘Life and possibility beyond the violence’: How a mobile library is inspiring Afghanistan’s youth

‘Life and possibility beyond the violence’: How a mobile library is inspiring Afghanistan’s youth

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Freshta Karim was born into an Afghanistan of upheaval and turmoil. Within a month of her 1992 birth, the nation’s final communist government would give way to one led by former
Jim Mattis Defines Victory in Afghanistan: ‘Political Reconciliation’ Between Kabul and Taliban

Jim Mattis Defines Victory in Afghanistan: ‘Political Reconciliation’ Between Kabul and Taliban

The Trump administration is pushing for Afghan-led reconciliation between Taliban narco-jihadists and Kabul as U.S. military and intelligence officials reportedly expressed concern that Afghanistan is
‘Killed, Shovel in Hand’: Afghan Farmers Are Latest Victims of a Chaotic War

‘Killed, Shovel in Hand’: Afghan Farmers Are Latest Victims of a Chaotic War

Security forces in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, on Saturday. In a tangled conflict of many players on both sides, civilians are bearing the brunt.
Op-Ed Contributor: The U.S. Needs to Talk to the Taliban in Afghanistan

Op-Ed Contributor: The U.S. Needs to Talk to the Taliban in Afghanistan

Suicide bombers from a breakaway Taliban faction in the border area of Zabul Province in Afghanistan in 2016.