President Trump resumed peace talks with the Taliban on his first trip to Afghanistan
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President Trump resumed peace talks with the Taliban on his first trip to Afghanistan

President Trump recently travelled to Afghanistan for the first time and announced the resumption of peace talks with the Taliban...
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Trump’s Visit to Afghanistan and a Revival of Peace Talks
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Trump’s Visit to Afghanistan and a Revival of Peace Talks

On November 28, President Donald Trump paid a special Thanksgiving visit to American troops stationed in Afghanistan. It marked his...
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An Afghanistan peace might be in reach, after all
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An Afghanistan peace might be in reach, after all

It is a rational assumption that President Trump is likely to resume peace talks in Afghanistan after comments made during...
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Bosnia Needs a Smooth Repatriation Process to Benefit Counterterror Efforts
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Bosnia Needs a Smooth Repatriation Process to Benefit Counterterror Efforts

Bosnia and Herzegovina initiated significant steps recently toward repatriation of its citizens accused of being foreign fighters in the Syrian...
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Was President Erdogan’s Visit to Washington D.C. a Success?
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Was President Erdogan’s Visit to Washington D.C. a Success?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington D.C. last week received stanch opposition not only from the Kurds and...
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What Veterans Day Means To Me
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What Veterans Day Means To Me

I had the honor to serve with the United States Armed Forces from an early age of 15. I fought...
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Narcotics and Insecurity: How the Afghan-Tajik Drug Trade Derails Peace
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Narcotics and Insecurity: How the Afghan-Tajik Drug Trade Derails Peace

A special field report by Rise to Peace.  Taliban makes 10 million Afghanis daily via drug trafficking in northern Afghanistan....
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Extremism Assessment Series: Earth Liberation Front (ELF)
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Extremism Assessment Series: Earth Liberation Front (ELF)

Originally established in 1992 in Brighton, United Kingdom, ELF now operates in 17 countries and is thought to be a...
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Iran’s Approach to Turkey’s Military Operation in Northern Syria
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Iran’s Approach to Turkey’s Military Operation in Northern Syria

Iran joined numerous countries that scrutinized Turkey’s military operation (Peace Spring) in northern Syria. The operation has been discussed and...
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A Profile of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Origins to His Final Days
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A Profile of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Origins to His Final Days

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a United States’ orchestrated raid on October 26. The well educated and self-made man...
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Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Consequences and the Future of the Islamic State?
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Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Consequences and the Future of the Islamic State?

On October 26, United States special forces conducted a raid in Barisha, in northwestern Syria, that concluded with the death...
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Decapitation of the Leader of ISIL and Its Potential Implication?
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Decapitation of the Leader of ISIL and Its Potential Implication?

In a successful operation on October 26, United States special forces killed Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of the...
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What Does a Chinese Invitation to the Taliban Mean for Afghan Peace Talks?
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What Does a Chinese Invitation to the Taliban Mean for Afghan Peace Talks?

In a sudden development, China invited the Taliban to a two-day intra-Afghan peace conference in Beijing. This is a peculiar...
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Pelosi and Esper in Afghanistan: To Leave or Not To Leave?
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Pelosi and Esper in Afghanistan: To Leave or Not To Leave?

Two United States envoys visited Afghanistan this week: the Secretary of Defence Mark Esper under the direction of President Trump...
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Afghanistan: An Exit Strategy Is Not a Strategy
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Afghanistan: An Exit Strategy Is Not a Strategy

Afghanistan: An Exit Strategy Is Not a Strategy The US secretary of Defense Mark Espers traveled to Afghanistan this Sunday...
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Turkey’s Offensive in Syria Risks the Region’s Stability
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Turkey’s Offensive in Syria Risks the Region’s Stability

For some time, President Trump sought an opportunity to withdraw United States troops from northeastern Syria. He considers regional security...
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Turkey’s Military Incursion into Northeastern Syria Poses Many Risks to Regional Stability
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Turkey’s Military Incursion into Northeastern Syria Poses Many Risks to Regional Stability

President Trump’s decision to outsource the mission to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to...
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A revival of peace talks between the US and the Taliban
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A revival of peace talks between the US and the Taliban

A revival of peace talks between the US and the Taliban Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, his chief negotiator...
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Afghanistan election: A huge victory for the Afghan forces
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Afghanistan election: A huge victory for the Afghan forces

As the vote-counting commenced, it brought about the end of election day in Afghanistan. The precarious security situation and the...
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Afghanistan near crises now that election is over
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Afghanistan near crises now that election is over

Afghanistan near crises now that election is over Editor note: The information in this article is based on our research,...
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