Doors Opened for Direct Talks with the Taleban: The results of the Loya Jirga on prisoners and peace

The three-day Consultative Peace Loya Jirga held in Kabul from 17-19 Asad 1399 (7-9 August 2020) has opened the way for the Afghan government to release a final 400 Taleban prisoners from government jails, thereby removing the last obstacle blocking direct peace talks with the Taleban. The jirga delegates did not question the stark choice the government … Continue reading Doors Opened for Direct Talks with the Taleban: The results of the Loya Jirga on prisoners and peace