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TFPI promotes practical strategies to help achieve peace. We present these strategies in our own briefings and through materials published in a range of outlets. TFPI network members have published widely and are regularly interviewed in mainstream media. Download a selection of recent writing and media on strategies for peace. More »

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At last, a ray of hope for Afghanistan

Whatever the final outcome, voters in Afghanistan’s presidential election have delivered a powerful mandate.

Provisional results from the first round of Afghanistan’s presidential election look as if they will stand the test of tortuous fraud checks and complaint processes. Decisive margins make them robust. Although Abdullah Abdullah, who emerged in the lead, has raised serious concerns about fraud, the first round should leave him facing Ashraf Ghani, a former finance minister, in a run-off. more…

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Talking to the Taliban after Karzai

Afghanistan’s presidential election a week ago has challenged any notion that the country is about to fall into the lap of the Taliban. Ahead of the vote on April 5, eight candidates vying to replace President Hamid Karzai traveled to all regions of the country, even undertaking walkabouts in provinces normally considered chronically insecure. They attracted thousands of supporters to their rallies and millions to polling…more…

 

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Taliban trouble on the horizon for Karzai, Afghanistan

by Kim Brown

WASHINGTON (VOR)— Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his entire delegation have extended their current diplomatic mission to Pakistan so as to continue discussions with that government on how best to control the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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The Taliban’s Qatar office is a positive step, but not a prologue to peace

The Taliban’s establishment of a negotiating team is welcome, but don’t expect their ‘talk and fight’ strategy to end anytime soon.

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The Afghan Taliban opened an office in Qatar on Tuesday to help restart talks on ending the 12-year-old war. Photograph: Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters

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Michael Semple on Peace Talks With the Taliban

Michael Semple

U.S officials are trying to get peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government back on track after disputes over the opening of a Taliban office in Qatar last week.

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آفاق حوار بين طالبان وواشنطن بندوة في الدوحة

ندوة "الحوار بين الولايات المتحدة وطالبان إلى أين؟" تنظم من طرف منتدى العلاقات العربية والدولية

ندوة “الحوار بين الولايات المتحدة وطالبان إلى أين؟” تنظم من طرف منتدى العلاقات العربية والدولية

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Response to academic questionnaire on the ‘Afghan Solution’

1) what factors do you think have contributed the most to the resurgence of the Taliban? How?

  • The exclusion of the Taliban Movement from the 2001 peace settlement and the persecution of members of the Movement in the immediate aftermath of the toppling of their regime.
  • The ideological commitment of the supporters of the Taliban Movement and the

Knowing the Taliban from verse and talk

Reflections on Publication of Poetry of the Taliban, by Alex Strick and Felix Kuehn

“Evening, the twilight arrives slowly with its lap full of red flowers;

Pink rays are spreading over the blush of sky.”

Poetry of the Taliban