Friday, December 19, 2014

Peace Talks May Resume

There is a possibility that peace talks may soon resume between the government of Afghanistan and insurgent groups. This is good news to some observers who note that most insurgencies are not won by military means - and many are negotiated settlements. However, negotiations with the Taliban have generally been fruitless. But I suppose attempts should be made. According to a senior member of the Afghan High Peace Council peace talks should start up again in Qatar next week. The Afghan Taliban maintain a contact office in Qatar. Representatives from Pakistan will also be in attendance. The Afghan media report that China may have representatives attending as well; an interesting development. Read more in "Peace Talks with Afghan Taliban Expected to Resume", Gandhara Blog, December 18, 2014.

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