Zalmay Khalilzad

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Joe Biden inherits an Afghanistan situation with the baggage of Pakistan and resurgent Taliban
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Joe Biden inherits an Afghanistan situation with the baggage of Pakistan and resurgent Taliban

Given the dynamics at play, India is reduced to a mute spectator as are the other neighbouring countries like Iran, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan who have their own sovereign, sectarian, ethnic and strategic interests at stake, with the evolving narrative

India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks
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India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks

Though India has more faith in Abdullah Abdullah, rather than the mercurial Ghani, its fundamental operating principle has been that a legitimate government should be central to talks, and not a sideshow.

Amid rocket explosions, Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President; rival Abdullah Abdullah holds his own ceremony
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Amid rocket explosions, Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President; rival Abdullah Abdullah holds his own ceremony

Afghanistan's election commission has declared incumbent president Ashraf Ghani as the winner of September's vote; rival Abdullah Abdullah, as well as the election complaints commission say the results are fraught with irregularities

US 'realistic' but sees opportunity for Afghan peace, says Mike Pompeo after America signs historic deal with Taliban
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US 'realistic' but sees opportunity for Afghan peace, says Mike Pompeo after America signs historic deal with Taliban

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US is “realistic” about the peace deal it signed with the Taliban, but is "seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation"

100,000 casualties in Afghanistan over past 10 years, says UN report; 'imperative for all to stop fighting' says security council representative Tadamichi Yamamoto
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100,000 casualties in Afghanistan over past 10 years, says UN report; 'imperative for all to stop fighting' says security council representative Tadamichi Yamamoto

Report released by UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan comes as seven-day 'reduction of violence' agreement between US, Taliban takes effect

US defence secretary Mark Esper visits Afghanistan to make firsthand assessment of America's longest war
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US defence secretary Mark Esper visits Afghanistan to make firsthand assessment of America's longest war

Stalled peace talks with Taliban and unrelenting attacks by insurgent group have complicated Trump administration's pledge to withdraw American troops

Pakistan asks Taliban to resume talks with US for early, peaceful resolution of conflict in Afghanistan
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Pakistan asks Taliban to resume talks with US for early, peaceful resolution of conflict in Afghanistan

Taliban-US talks were suspended by Donald Trump following the killing of American soldier in Kabul last month in a suicide attack claimed by Taliban

India largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction, but failed to pursue deeper defence ties in Kabul: US Congress report
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India largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction, but failed to pursue deeper defence ties in Kabul: US Congress report

India's diplomatic and commercial presence in Kabul – and US rhetorical support for it – exacerbates Pakistani fears of encirclement, says US Congress report

Afghanistan blasts: 48 killed, 42 injured in two attacks by Taliban; Ashraf Ghani escapes unhurt from one of the explosions
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Afghanistan blasts: 48 killed, 42 injured in two attacks by Taliban; Ashraf Ghani escapes unhurt from one of the explosions

A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a campaign rally in northern Afghanistan attended by President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people and injuring 42 others

United States, Taliban keep door open for fresh talks on troop pullout after Donald Trump cancels secret summit
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United States, Taliban keep door open for fresh talks on troop pullout after Donald Trump cancels secret summit

Trump's dramatic about-face came weeks before Afghanistan holds presidential elections, raising fears that the Taliban will step up their campaign of violence to disrupt voting.

Afghan govt expresses doubts about prospective US-Taliban deal; says it needs 'more information about risks it poses'
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Afghan govt expresses doubts about prospective US-Taliban deal; says it needs 'more information about risks it poses'

The Afghan government expressed doubts about a prospective deal between the US and the Taliban, saying officials need more information about the risks it poses

US envoy briefs Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani on draft accord betwen US, Taliban
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US envoy briefs Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani on draft accord betwen US, Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has been briefed on a draft accord between the United States and the Taliban and will look at details of the deal before giving an opinion.

Suicide blast at Kabul wedding: Toll rises to 80; deadliest attack in Afghanistan's capital since January 2018 which claimed 103 lives
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Suicide blast at Kabul wedding: Toll rises to 80; deadliest attack in Afghanistan's capital since January 2018 which claimed 103 lives

The bloodshed comes as the US and the Taliban continue to seek an agreement that would see the US reduce its troop presence

'Reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible': Afghanistan slams Pakistan's efforts to link Kashmir issue with US-led peace process
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'Reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible': Afghanistan slams Pakistan's efforts to link Kashmir issue with US-led peace process

Pakistan's efforts to link Kashmir with the US-led peace process in Afghanistan was "reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible", Kabul has asserted.

Donald Trump meets security advisers to discuss Afghanistan; White House says negotiations with Taliban on
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Donald Trump meets security advisers to discuss Afghanistan; White House says negotiations with Taliban on

Donald Trump was briefed by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a US troop pullout from Afghanistan.

Taliban threatens to attack Afghan election rallies; presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh says outfit 'created, backed to suppress nation’
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Taliban threatens to attack Afghan election rallies; presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh says outfit 'created, backed to suppress nation’

The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday denounced a presidential vote due next month as a sham and threatened to attack election rallies. 'This election process is nothing more than a ploy,' the Taliban said in a statement.

Donald Trump says he wants US troops to get out of Afghanistan 'as quickly as we can'
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Donald Trump says he wants US troops to get out of Afghanistan 'as quickly as we can'

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he wants to get out of Afghanistan "as quickly as he can" and reiterated that the US should not have been in these wars

Roadside bomb hits bus in western Afghanistan; 32, including children, killed, 15 critically wounded
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Roadside bomb hits bus in western Afghanistan; 32, including children, killed, 15 critically wounded

A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people and injuring 15 more.