The agreement’s language suggests that the US was prepared to accept the Taliban’s eventual takeover of Afghanistan.
Questions surround Khalilzad, an enigmatic diplomat who presided over US failures in Iraq and now the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan.
The current regional balance of power, in which Russia and China see the Taliban as the lesser of two evils, and a hasty US withdrawal helped the group march across Afghanistan, experts say.
While the future of the nuclear deal remains unclear, continued diplomatic engagement between Riyadh and Tehran could help bring much-needed stability in the region.
Experts argue that a regimented Iran led by a hardliner president might be more confident in dealing with the West.
Iran's Guardian Council seems to have all but snuffed out any moderate or reformist competition ahead of June's election.
An entire generation of Iraqis have been robbed of their childhoods and those responsible for the devastation will never face accountability.
New American intelligence report rules out Chinese meddling in the 2020 US presidential elections.
US says it's disappointed by Tehran’s rejection to join a meeting but remained ready to "re-engage in meaningful diplomacy" and would consult with the other major powers.
The State Department has said the US would accept an invitation from the European Union to attend a meeting of the participants in the original agreement.
Although membership would not constitute a crime, the designation means the group may have assets seized and face harsher terrorism-related criminal penalties. Sending money to the organisation or buying their paraphernalia is now also illegal.
Former US envoy to Damascus, Robert Ford, says Ankara's cooperation in fight against Daesh will be easier if the new Joe Biden administration ends direct assistance for PKK/YPG terror group.
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