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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

Exclusive: U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan down to close to 8,600 ahead of schedule – sources

Idrees Ali, Rupam Jain Reuters WASHINGTON/MUMBAI (Reuters) – U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan is down to nearly 8,600, well ahead of a schedule agreed with Taliban militants in late February, in part because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, U.S. and NATO officials said. A key provision of the Feb. 29 agreement between the

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

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