The Real Challenge for Afghanistan Isn’t Negotiating With the Taliban
Senior Fellow Barnett R. Rubin's latest op-ed for The Washington Post following an emerging framework agreement on US troop withdrawal and Taliban counterterrorism guarantees:
"But avoiding the recurrence of bloodshed will require more than that agreement and the negotiations with the Afghan government that must follow. It will also depend on reliable international assistance and cooperation with Afghanistan’s neighbors. Those might be more challenging than negotiating with the Taliban.
The emerging U.S.-Taliban agreement can open the door to the next stage of the process: negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government over the country’s political future, with public participation and including women and youths."
Read the full article in The Washington Post here.