Need for Regional Cooperation on Afghan Peace

  Although the latest steps of U.S. toward Afghan peace are hopeful; but the role of regional countries in the prices cannot be neglected at the same time. Considering the 17-year long Afghan war, it seems that cooperation and involvement of regional powerful countries is also important for peace and stability in the country. Russia […]

Release of Mullah Baradar and New Developments on Afghan Peace

  Much efforts for initiating peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban has been made especially after the National Unity Government (NUG) was established. However, these efforts are yet to bear any results and have always faced a deadlock. This has resulted in the United States stepping up efforts for initiating direct talks […]

Khalilzad’s New Mission and Future of Afghan Peace Talks

  Approximately one month ago, Zalmay Khalilzad was appointed as the US State Department Special Advisor on leading the peace talks between Afghan government and Taliban. Based on remarks from the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Zalmay Khalilzad will lead the Washington efforts on supporting the peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban, […]

Role and Future of Regional Efforts in Afghan Peace

  While the regional and international-level efforts for Afghan peace are underway, the actors in the process search for their own interests in the matter. Taliban also try to further increase their diplomacy in an effort to usurp these actors for the sake of putting pressure on the Afghan government and International Community. In recent […]

Peace and the New Emerging Aspects of the Afghan War

  Following the instigation of rumors on direct talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, last week, the Wall Street Journal published a report in which it pointed out that the Taliban and U.S officials had direct talks in Doha of Qatar. Although the Taliban are yet to release any official statements, a number of […]

Saudi Conference and the Future of Peace in Afghanistan

  A two-day conference of Religious Scholars of Islamic World on Afghan War and Peace became convened as result of the initiative of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and collaboration of Saudi Arabia last week (10-11 July 2018).    More than 100 religious scholars from 37 countries, including Afghanistan, were participated in the 2-day international conference […]

Afghan Peace Process and Inter-Afghan Dialogue Deadlock

  Last week, Alice Wells, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, during her visit to Kabul, told journalists that no justification is left for the Taliban to reject peace talks with the Afghan government as the United States announced its readiness to join the peace talks and discuss about […]

A Look at the Temporary Ceasefire and its Impact on the Peace Process

  The Taliban declared a three-day ceasefire against government forces for the first time since 2001 and beginning of war against the Afghan government and foreign forces in the country. The three-day Taliban ceasefire in the three days of Eid was a response to the eight-day ceasefire of the Afghan government from the 27th month […]

The Afghan War and the Role of Religious Fatwas

  By Zia ul Islam Shirani \ CSRS For the sake of ending the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the Afghan government, pursuing its peace efforts, had made a lot of struggle to convene a meeting of religious scholars in Indonesia in order to be helpful in putting an end to the war in Afghanistan and […]

People Peace Demands and Hopes for Security Maintenance

  By Zia-ul-Islam Shirani / CSRS The decades-long on-going war in Afghanistan, in different phases and through different parties, has taken hundred thousands of victims as well as made millions to leave their country. After the collapse of Taliban regime by America in 2001, the Afghan war became handed to America and NATO-member countries. There […]

The Tashkent Conference and Afghan Peace Success Factors

  By Hekmatullah Zaland Tashkent hosted an important international conference on Afghanistan last week. Besides Afghan and Uzbek presidents, the head of European Union Foreign Affairs, the representatives of more than 20 countries including U.S., U.K., Germany, Russian, China, France, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, India, five Central Asian countries and international organizations had participated in […]

Kabul Process; will the face to face talks start?

  The second meeting of the Kabul Process was held on 28 February 2018 in Kabul, where the representatives of 25 countries and 3 international organizations had participated. Making several specific recommendations to the Taliban, President Ghani announced the new peace policy of the government, which was highly reflected in the national and international media. […]

The upcoming meeting of the Kabul Process and the fate of the peace talks

  The second meeting of Kabul Process is to be held on 28 February 2018 in Kabul with the participation of the representatives of dozens of countries of the region, world, and international organizations. This process is being manages with the initiative and leadership of the Afghan government, something that differs this process from its […]

A glimpse into the situation of the country in 2017

  2017 was a year full of challenges and problems for Afghanistan. The political disagreements were reached its highest levels compared to the past 16 years. The security situation in the country was also deteriorated and this years was the bloodiest compared to the past one and half decade. Based on the recent report of […]