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Rahimullah Yusufzai

Rahimullah Yusufzai is a senior political and security analyst in Pakistan. He was the first to interview Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar and twice interviewed Osama Bin Laden in 1998. Twitter: @rahimyusufzai1

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Mediators seek Taliban cease-fire before relaunching peace talks

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, recently embarked on his latest journey to hold consultations with important stakeholders concerning the Afghan peace process.

November 03, 2019

As election looms, Afghanistan deals with repercussions of peace talks collapse

The failure of peace talks between the Taliban and US in Qatar has led to an escalation in violence at a time when a presidential election in Afghanistan is just around the corner.

September 27, 2019

Al-Qaeda now in Daesh’s shadow, but its ideology still resonates

The dramatic 9/11 attacks on the US made Al-Qaeda a household name as a dreaded terrorist group capable of undertaking the most daring and complex assaults against difficult targets. 

September 10, 2018

Long wait for peace in Afghanistan goes on

In keeping with expectations, NATO last week reaffirmed support for its mission to ensure long-term security and stability in Afghanistan.

July 15, 2018