Afghanistan

For the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, CIC senior fellow Barnett Rubin wrote about Doha Agreement and what the May 2021 deadline for the US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan means for the Biden administration.

Jan 26, 2021
Afghanistan

This policy paper by Barnett Rubin, Senior Fellow at CIC examines how the Afghan peace process provides the United States with an opportunity to pivot to a strategy that frees it from dependence on military bases in the landlocked backyard of Russia and China, and how that can provide it with an entry point to an expanded and more effective Asia policy focused on some of the most vital threats confronting humanity.

Jan 06, 2021
Barnett Rubin

CIC senior fellow Barnett Rubin is intervewied by South Asia Monitor on the recent developments in the intra-Afghan dialogue.

“It is a result of hard work by all, mediation by Qatar, and external pressure on all parties,” he said. "The Biden administration will not rip up agreements as Trump did. It will be a predictable and steady partner for allies and adversaries alike.”

Dec 03, 2020
Barnett Rubin
Middle East, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

CIC research associate Sabir Ibrahimi writes in this Tolo News op-ed that ambiguous rhetoric is creating a false narrative about the cause of increased violence in Afghanistan.

"The US-Taliban agreement in February 2020 created hope for a reduction in violence in Afghanistan," writes Ibrahimi. "However, since then, violence has instead intensified across the country. The American officials have said that the increase in the level of violence goes against the spirit of the US-Taliban agreement."

Dec 08, 2020
Said Sabir Ibrahimi
United States, Afghanistan

For Foreign Affairs, CIC senior fellow Barnett Rubin writes that the only way out of Afghanistan requires cooperation with regional powers.

Read the full column in Foreign Affairs here

Dec 09, 2020
Barnett Rubin
Afghanistan

CIC senior fellow Barnett Rubin was quoted in this New York Times editorial about the potential departure of American troops from Afghanistan under a Biden administration.

Read the full article at The New York Times here.

Nov 30, 2020
United States, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

BBC Newshour speaks to CIC Senior Fellow Barnett Rubin about the recent deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Listen the full segment at BBC Newshour here.

Nov 21, 2020
Barnett Rubin
Afghanistan
Afghanistan

In September, Afghanistan and the Taliban began conducting peace negotiations to plan a road map for the country’s future after the withdrawal of United States forces. A key challenge for this process is the status of Afghanistan’s current constitution. This report, published by the United States Institute of Peace in partnership with CIC, explores some of the constitutional questions that are likely to arise in the course of the negotiations and provides suggestions for how the peace process might resolve them.

 

Nov 16, 2020
Barnett Rubin
Afghanistan
Afghanistan

CIC research associate Said Sabir Ibrahimi was interviewed by The New York Times in an article about recent violence in Afghanistan's capital.

“I think everyone in Kabul feels unsafe, they feel like the government isn’t delivering,” said Ibrahimi. “The Ghani administration is focusing on individuals by giving Saleh the security profile as if it’s a silver bullet.”

Read the full article at The New York Times here.

Nov 16, 2020
Afghanistan
Afghanistan

For Foreign Policy, CIC senior fellow Barnett Rubin wrote about the peace talks in Afghanistan between the Taliban and the country's government, and how they can succeed.

"The process might be different than in 1992, but the result could be similar if not worse. It is urgent to get these negotiations moving," Rubin writes.

Read the full article at Foreign Policy here.

 

Oct 26, 2020
Barnett Rubin
Afghanistan
Afghanistan

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