Kabul, Delhi wary about Afghan peace talks – Asia Times

Afghan troops stand behind alleged Islamic State fighters in Jalalabad on April 10, 2019, after their arrest. Officials said five IS fighters and three Taliban were caught with bombs and other items during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province. Photo: AFP / Noorullah Shirzada

Henry Kissinger wouldn’t have approved of the way that Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, handles the Afghan peace talks. Even if Twitter was set up in the late sixties, Kissinger would not have used it to signal to Hanoi or the Vietcong.

But, caught between the “Khalid Operation” — the Afghan government’s new security plan —  and the Taliban’s Operation Al-Fatha (“victory” in Arabic), Khalilzad began tweeting furiously to vent his exasperation.

What emerged from Khalilzad’s tweets over the past few days is that his negotiations with the Taliban are in a …. Read More on Asia Times

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