Road to reconciliation – The News

The ongoing dialogue between the Zalmay Khalilzad-led US team and representatives of the Afghan Taliban – erstwhile rulers of Kabul, pushed into rebellion, and frequently labelled as terrorists – has generated diverse reactions both within and outside Afghanistan.

On surface, there are more factors going against a peaceful resolution of the ongoing conflict as compared to those leading to a smooth transition. The sceptics fear that there are so many details to be hammered out that the dialogue may drag on and lose its momentum. There is also the possibility that, disillusioned over the chances of success, the US may determine its own timetable to withdraw the bulk of its forces in Afghanistan, with other partners of the multinational …. Read More on The News