Two major announcements concerning Afghanistan made on the same day last month reflected the wide divergence between the major rival sides in the increasingly violent Afghan conflict.
May 01, 2018
The United States has started making a determined effort to address Pakistan’s long-standing grievances by offering reward money for information on three top Pakistani Taliban commanders currently based in Afghanistan.
March 12, 2018
Though the Afghan government has offered unconditional peace talks to the Afghan Taliban in the past, President Ashraf Ghani was more specific with this week’s announcement as he mentioned a number of steps Kabul would take once prospective negotiations begin and a ceasefire is announced.
March 01, 2018
The latest meeting aimed at fence-mending between Afghan and Pakistani officials in Islamabad earlier this month raised expectations, but no breakthrough could be achieved. This was somewhat familiar, as previous attempts at resolving disputes and improving relations have come to nothing.
February 21, 2018