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Joint Statement on the Extended “Troika” on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 30, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the occasion of the Extended “Troika” on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan. Begin

Document: The U.S. proposal for peace in Afghanistan

The U.S. proposal for peace in Afghanistan Updated Mar 10, 2021 at 2:39 PM The Washington Post This leaked document dated Feb. 28 outlines the Biden administration’s proposal for a political settlement that could end the fighting in Afghanistan. Two senior Afghan officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to comment on a sensitive

SUPPORT FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN AFGHANISTAN

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Lessons Learned Program February 2021 SUPPORT FOR GENDER EQUALITY:LESSONS FROM THE U.S. EXPERIENCE IN AFGHANISTANINTERACTIVE SUMMARY Read the Full Report OVERVIEW Afghan women and girls have made substantial gains over the past nearly two decades—especially in access to health care and education, and greater presence in public life. Yet

Elections: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan

Today, SIGAR released its eighth lessons learned report, Elections: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan. This report identifies lessons to inform U.S. policies and actions regarding electoral support. The report is embargoed until February 1, 2021 at 11:59PM Eastern (midnight Monday into Tuesday). Key Points: — Since 2001, the international community has spent at least

Afghanistan’s Rising Civilian Death Toll Due to Airstrikes, 2017-2020

Fact Sheet & Sample Social Media Afghanistan’s Rising Civilian Death Toll Due to Airstrikes, 2017-2020 December 7, 2020 About In 2017, the Pentagon relaxed the rules of engagement in Afghanistan, effectively lifting restraints that were intended to save civilian lives. This was a deliberate policy choice in an effort to gain leverage in negotiations with

Open Letter by Afghan Women to the Taliban

By Coalition of Afghan Women We, women, have borne the brunt of the four decades of conflict. As wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters we have suffered terribly. August 13, 2020 For the past two years, Afghan women have been observing the ongoing negotiation process in Afghanistan carefully and, like millions of our fellow citizens, we deeply

An Open Letter from World Leaders Calling for Afghan Women’s Meaningful Participation in the Peace Process

An Open Letter from World Leaders Calling for Afghan Women’s Meaningful Participation in the Peace Process We call upon all relevant national, regional and international actors to pursue a peaceful, stable Afghanistan by ensuring women’s full participation in the peace process. After 40 years of conflict, there may finally be an opportunity for peace. The

SIGAR released its forty-eighth Quarterly Report to Congress.

SIGAR’s forty-eighth Quarterly Report to Congress Key Points: — Implementation of the U.S.-Taliban agreement, contested presidential election results, tensions between the United States and Iran, prisoner-release discussions, war, and COVID-19 had a major impact this quarter, making it “perhaps the most complex and challenging period in the last two decades” for Afghanistan’s security forces, according to

Afghanistan: State Department 2019 terrorism report

Country Reports on Terrorism 2019: Afghanistan BUREAU OF COUNTERTERRORISM U.S. State Department Afghanistan Overview:  The United States partners with Afghanistan in a bilateral CT effort through Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  The U.S. military, along with 38 other Coalition nations, also supports the ANDSF through the NATO Resolute Support “Train, Advise, and Assist” mission.  In 2019, the Taliban

The families paying the price for the war in Afghanistan

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Published June 3 2020 By Jessica Purkiss This story was published in partnership with: Al Jazeera. The stone compounds in which many Afghans live are a whirl of skinny arms and legs. Children run between the clustered homes of their aunts, their uncles, their parents. Afghanistan has one of the youngest

Joint Declaration between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United States of America for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan

Joint Declaration between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United States of America for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a member of the United Nations and recognized by the United States and the international community as a sovereign state under international law, and the United States of America are committed

Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States of America

Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States of America February 29, 2020 which corresponds to Rajab 5, 1441 on the Hijri Lunar calendar and Hoot 10, 1398 on the

The Afghanistan Papers: Costs and Benefits of America’s Longest War

Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO)> Hearings The Afghanistan Papers: Costs and Benefits of America’s Longest War Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management February 11, 2020 01:30PM Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building Open in New Window Member Statements Chairman Rand Paul R (KY) Senator Margaret Wood Hassan D (NH) Download Statement (17 KB) Witnesses

DOD Releases Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Department of Defense JAN. 23, 2020 Today the Department of Defense provided to the Congress the semiannual report, “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan,” covering events during the period of June 1 to November 30, 2019. The report was submitted in accordance with requirements from the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, as well

President Ashraf Ghani’s seven point peace proposal (Oct 2019)

Steps Toward Stability in Afghanistan Confidential | October 2019 Background Afghanistan is at a critical time in its history. Over the past two decades, we have made tremendous gains mainly laying the foundations of the Islamic Republic to promote people- centric governance, human rights, freedom of expression, and education among other democratic ideals. The people

Peace Jirga Delegates Issue Resolution

Peace Jirga Delegates Issue Resolution; Stress On Ceasefire The Jirga delegates have mentioned the following demands in their resolution:  Afghans remain committed to bringing a durable peace in the country.  Taliban should listen to the Afghan people, end violence and bloodshed and take part in the country’s development.  There should be a unified view of Islam

Afghanistan Constitution (2004)

Afghanistan Constitution 2004 English

President Ashraf Ghani’s peace proposal to the Taliban

President Ashraf Ghani’s peace proposal to the Taliban (February 28, 2019) (delivered in English, Dari and Pashto) https://president.gov.af/fa/news/000790

Taliban letter to the American people (February 14, 2018)

Taliban letter to US officials demands end to war

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