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Intra-Afghan Dialogue: A perspective

Introduction
The intra-Afghan dialogue convened with the joint efforts of Germany and Qatar from 7-8 July in Doha has raised hopes of ending the 18-year-old conflict in Afghanistan. The dialogue was celebrated as a major milestone by all ....

US Withdrawal and Afghanistan’s Future

President Trump in his State of the Union address on February 6th said “Great nations do not fight endless wars.” He added that America will accelerate negotiations for a political settlement.1 The formal announcement will e....

Afghan Talks - Talking Peace without the People?

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, tweeted at the end of six-day long peace talks with Taliban in Qatar that discussions have made “significant progress”. According to the media reports, the two sides ....

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