Violence May Delay U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The new Biden administration is reviewing a deal between its predecessor and the Taliban for a May 1 deadline to pull all American troops out of the country.

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Afghan Leader Digs In on Peace Talks Despite Progress, Officials Say

President Ashraf Ghani is holding up a tentative agreement on the talks’ framework, some officials say. His aides say no agreement was near.

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How an Afghan Political Crisis Derailed Payments to War Victims

Sometimes money is the only form of justice for those who lost loved ones in Afghanistan’s unending war.

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To Get to Afghan Talks, Lots of Last-Minute Deals — and Nose Swabs

Months of delays over issues as big as prisoner swaps and as small as haircuts, with extra coronavirus complications, made the Afghan flight to meet the Taliban no sure bet.

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Afghan Rivals Sign Power-Sharing Deal as Political Crisis Subsides

President Ashraf Ghani gave his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, the leading role in the peace process with the Taliban and a 50 percent share in the cabinet.

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What Is Missing From Afghan Peace Talks

A just political order in Afghanistan needs decentralization of power and an equitable distribution of resources among its people.

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