Understanding Hurdles to Afghan Peace Talks: Are the Taleban a political party?

Following his February 2018 offer of peace talks to the Taleban, President Ashraf Ghani proposed that they run as a political party in the upcoming elections. In 2011, his predecessor, Hamed Karzai, had offered something different, that the government would support the Taleban’s recognition by the United Nations Security Council as a “party to the … Continue reading Understanding Hurdles to Afghan Peace Talks: Are the Taleban a political party?