There’s a New ‘Opportunity’ to Talk Peace With the Taliban – The Daily Beast

A cease-fire in Kabul and encouraging words from Washington have convinced current and former officials that there’s an opening for negotiations.

After 17 years of war, there’s an opportunity to negotiate an end to the grueling conflict in Afghanistan, multiple U.S. government advisers and former officials told The Daily Beast. But they have substantial doubts that the Trump administration will capitalize on it.

Earlier this month, the Taliban showed, for the first time in the war, that they could order and enforce a cease-fire. And publicly, the Trump administration has proclaimed its desire to see some sort of peace talks move forward.

But those advisers told The Daily Beast that the administration remains internally divided over who should talk with the Taliban—and whether and …. Read More on The Daily Beast