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Afghanistan Is Not Doomed to Repeat Its Past

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Foreign Policy, 26 October 2020

Barnett Rubin analyses lessons from the 1988 Geneva Accords (about the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan) and the 2011 Bonn Agreement, in order to avoid a breakdown like in 1992. As key conclusions he recommends to modify and the 2004 constitution for the transition that is supposed to result from the intra-Afghan peace talks, as the 1964 constitution was the basis for Bonn. And, because of the current stalemate in Doha over procedure and the basis for talks, a “mediator or international facilitation.”