Doha Talks – 7th Round

By Juma Khan Sufi The 7th round of talks, some say eighth round, between Taliban and Americans jointly sponsored by Qatar and Germany has apparently ended on a positive note, but without any usual upbeat statement coming from Zalmay Khalilzad. It seems that in general terms some sort of understanding...

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The Devil’s Advocate

By: Harris Ali Akakhail. Views of policymakers in the U.S, Afghanistan, and other regions about the current situation in Afghanistan and the predictions they envisage for Afghanistan in the case U.S forces exit the country, are precisely apparent. However, there is a lack of research to understand the views of...

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The Inverse Theory

By: Harriss Ali Akakhail The momentousness of the ongoing talks between the U.S’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, and the political chief of Taliban’s Qatar office, Sheer Abbass Stanikzai, have signaled that an appreciable outcome in regards to a permanent peace settlement in Afghanistan is in the offing....

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Why Exit Afghanistan

By Harriss Ali Akakhail After 17 years roving into Afghanistan, USA now seems to be inclined for a graceful exit. US President Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Mr Zalmay Khalilzad, is presently having a fourth tour of the region and meeting almost all stakeholders to amicably solve the matrix of...

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