Left Out: Afghanistan Watches Its Own Peace Process From The Sidelines – rferl

When the United States’ special representative for Afghan reconciliation arrived in Kabul this week amid ongoing peace talks with the Taliban, the country’s national-unity government was in disarray.

Zalmay Khalilzad met with the leaders of the government, President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, separately on April 1: Ghani with his running mate in the upcoming elections; and Abdullah, the de facto prime minister, with the country’s foreign minister, an electoral ally.

Meanwhile, Ghani’s national-security adviser — who is overseeing Kabul’s ongoing war effort and recently had a much-publicized falling out with … Read More on rferl

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