The Tashkent conference on Afghanistan: too much diplomacy, too little solution – Timesca

TASHKENT (TCA) — Achieving peace in Afghanistan requires the resolve and joint efforts of many players inside the war-torn country, in the Central Asia region and beyond — but the interests of those players still differ. We are republishing this article on the issue, written by Farkhod Tolipov*, originally published by the CACI Analyst:

On March 26-27, 2018, the unprecedented international conference on Afghanistan, “Peace process, security cooperation and regional interactions,” took place in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent. Diplomatic representatives of 21 states, the UN and the EU participated in the conference and signed its final Tashkent Declaration. The event signaled a transformation of Tashkent’s previous positions on Afghanistan, from past initiatives in the form of narrow formula-like approaches to a system-oriented strategy. However, the Tashkent Declaration and speeches given at the conference reveal that the approach contains too much diplomacy and too little solution, especially… Read more on Timesca