Afghan peace process: Desperation versus strength


The general weariness of the Afghan conflict provides the necessary push for finding a viable peace settlement.

 

Beijing sees the conflict as a typical civil war, a position that is closer to some US pundits and British diplomats who describe it as a tribal warfare among the unruly Afghans, writes Moradian [source:Aljazeerawebsite}

On February 23, diplomats from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will meet in Kabul for the fourth round of talks aimed at bringing respite to a troubled land. This quadrilateral process is the latest effort in the long and arduous journey towards an Afghan peace settlement. The pursuit of peace is almost as old as the Afghan conflict itself.

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