The Guardian, 15 July 2021
The British daily quotes Thomas Ruttig on the meaning of the recent regional Afghanistan conference in Tashkent:
Those talks are part of a regional scramble to explore all possible routes to ending the violence, said Thomas Ruttig, the director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network.
“Such conferences are useful to keep all parties, Afghan and non-Afghan, talking,” he said. “To me this looks like, with the Doha process stalling, they aim to let a thousand flowers grow and hope at least one blooms when conditions allow.”
This article was last updated on 16 Jul 2021