Afghanistan Project


Afghan Government Will Not Accept Secondary Role in Talks with Taliban

On January 3, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid announced his group planned to establish an office in Doha, Qatar to pursue negotiations with the United States and its allies. This potential step toward restarting the peace process in Afghanistan offers an opportunity for domestic and international players to identify...

Can Taliban Leaders Bring Peace?

The Taliban’s establishment of a liaison office in Qatar may be the first step toward a negotiated political settlement to end the conflict in Afghanistan. Still, it is far from clear who these people speak for within the Quetta Shura movement, and moreover, who the Quetta Shura speaks for among the panoply of insurgent groups...

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