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Michael Kugelman

Michael Kugelman is deputy director of the Asia Program and senior associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Twitter: @michaelkugelman

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Afghanistan’s fledgling peace process faces some tough early tests

In a previous column, I wrote that with a US-Taliban agreement now in hand, the hard work has just begun in the quest for peace in Afghanistan.

March 13, 2020

The hard work has just begun in Afghanistan

It is surreal, even unbelievable, to be writing about a signed troop withdrawal agreement between the US government and the Taliban in Afghanistan. 

March 01, 2020

New Taliban-US peace talks prompt cautious optimism

Three months after US President Donald Trump pulled the plug on talks between the US government and the Taliban, negotiations have formally resumed.

December 16, 2019

Taliban has Americans right where it wants them

After more than half a dozen rounds of talks between the US and the Taliban, the two sides are reportedly edging closer to a deal. The Afghan peace and reconciliation process has made remarkable progress, which was seemingly unimaginable just a few months ago.

August 03, 2019