Saturday, February 22, 2014
Afghanistan's High Peace Council to Meet with Taliban
High Peace Council will meet with Taliban officials in Dubai to discuss the prospects for peace talks. A senior aid to Karzai is meeting with the current and former Taliban officials. For years the Taliban have refused to meet with Karzai - stating that he was a powerless puppet under the protection of the United States. With Karzai demonstrating his independence from the west perhaps he has changed the perception the Taliban have of him. Thus far, peace talks between the United States and the Taliban have yielded very little. Read more in "Afghan peace team seeks Dubai meeting with Taliban figures", Reuters, February 17, 2014.