Peace Negotiations

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 07:22
Days after word leaked that the Afghan Taliban had signaled willingness to enter talks to end Afghanistan’s long war, senior representatives of the militant group visited Islamabad for secret discussions on the next step forward.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 06:19
Pakistan’s top military and intelligence officials have begun pressing the Taliban to sit down for face-to-face discussions with the Afghan government, potentially opening a path for direct peace talks for the first time since the start of the American-led invasion in 2001, according to Western and Afghan officials briefed on the discussions.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:56
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discusses developments in U.S.-Syrian relations, ongoing negotiations in the Middle East peace talks, and other topics regarding U.S. security.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:39
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discusses troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the core issues and framework of the peace process between Israel and Palestine, the elections in Egypt, and other security issues.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:21
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses reports of the Iran arms sale to Iraq, the peace process proceedings with Israel and Palestine, the government resignation in Egypt, and other security issues around the world.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 07:46
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discusses the Taliban and Afghan-led peace in Afghanistan, chemical weapons in Syria, the nuclear negotiations in Iran, and U.S. engagement with Saudi Arabia in relation to Iraq.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 08:13
So, even as we aggressively pursue terrorist networks – through more targeted efforts and by building the capacity of our foreign partners – America must move off a permanent war footing.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:43

Border violence continued to plague Central Eurasia this week, as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan increased ahead of the foreign ministers’ meeting in Paris today, and Russia expanded its security zone into Georgian breakaway territory ahead of the Sochi Olympics. Below is a roundup of these stories and some of the other top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week:

Top Stories from Central Asia and the South Caucasus:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 13:59
This press briefing addresses nuclear negotiation with Iran, human rights abuses in Syria, and bilateral security agreements with Afghanistan
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 13:34
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses the upcoming Geneva II talks, humanitarian aid to Syria, Egypt's constitutional referendum, U.S. aid to Egypt, the Senate Intelligence report on Benghazi, the murders of prominent Rwandan exiles, and other issues.