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Kashmir and the Taliban

The Taliban have been busy. Domestically, a gut wrenching attack took place in a maternity ward in an MSF hospital in western Kabul, primarily...

Afghan Women’s Rights Advocates weigh in on Intra-Afghan Negotiations

The US-Taliban Peace Agreement of 29 February was supposed to initiate an intra-Afghan peace negotiation. The exact date of the pending peace talks between...

Decentralisation: the final stand of Afghan warlords

In Afghanistan, political goalposts change frequently. This was seen recently in the New York Times op-ed of Ahmad Massoud. As son of late warlord...

COVID-19 casts menacing shadow over Afghan peace process

To say that Afghanistan's peace process has faced hurdles is an understatement. Yet it seems that since the US began negotiating directly with the...

Eye Podcast Episode 2 | Fazelminallah Qazizai

We have hosted Islamic Law graduate and author Fazelminallah Qazizai from Kabul in the second AfghanEye podcast. Qazizai is the co-author of Night Letters:...
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The AfghanEye Podcast Episode 1 | Emran Feroz

AfghanEye's first podcast features founder Ahmed-Waleed Kakar with co-founder Sangar Paykhar joined by investigative Afghan journalist and founder of DroneMemorial Emran Feroz. They discuss...

The Taliban: openness or strategic ambiguity?

Two presidents. Two inaugurations. Two parallel governments. Kabul is in limbo. Crucial for President Ashraf Ghani is the fact that despite the shaky foundations...

“US-Taliban deal is only the beginning”

The signing of the groundbreaking deal between the US and the Taliban on 29th February precipitated many hashtags on Twitter that soon started trending....

Optimism over largely successful Reduction in Violence dissipates.

The US-Taliban peace deal is now in question. The Taliban and the Afghan government have restarted hostilities soon after the signing of the agreement....

The devil’s in the details: The US-Taliban peace deal

The deal signed in Doha on 29th February was historic and momentous; the culmination of an agonisingly long awaited 18 months of negotiations between...

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