22 August 2019

The multiple strains on Afghan reconciliation


The struggle for peace in Afghanistan is complicated by international powers, as well as conflicts between and within various Afghan factions. As Afghanistan approached the hundredth anniversary of its triumph against the British Raj, a series of attacks confirmed the country’s challenges even as peace talks proceed. Afghanistan’s Daesh network gave notice of its menace by bombarding a Shia wedding in Kabul; a series of explosions rocked Jalalabad; while the main Afghan protagonists in the war, [...]