Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Despite Repeated Tries, Afghan Peace Efforts Still Sputter

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National Public Radio, 14 July 2013
Discussing the ‘uncertain prospects’ of talks with the Taleban after the recent botched attempt to open a Taleban office in Qatar, AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted as saying: “I think when you’ve got a war like this, it’s actually easier to continue it than not,” says Kate Clark, senior analyst at the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a think tank in Kabul. “In some ways it seems like you have to decide what this war’s about first before you can make the peace,” say Clark. She argues that it’s not entirely clear anymore what the Taliban are fighting for. Is it the removal of foreign troops? The overthrow of the Karzai government? The creation of an Islamic emirate?