The Council on Middle East Studies presents a panel with Hamish Falconer, Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellow ‘20, Yale University, and Mohammad “Musa” Mahmodi, Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellow ‘20, Yale University:
“The Taliban Endorse Trump: American Choices in Afghanistan’s Peace Process.”
Zoom session. Register here: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_krYf1UeSRDynWK6o9uwbwA
Can peace talks in Afghanistan succeed? Is the establishment of a misogynist Taliban theocracy in Afghanistan inevitable? What choices face the next US administration and what hope is there for a ceasefire? Dr. Naysan Adlparvar talks with World Fellows Musa Mahmodi the former director of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission and Hamish Falconer, a former British diplomat about Afghanistan’s peace talks, which have been running for over a month in Qatar. With a Taliban offensive in the south, terrorist attacks in Kabul, and ongoing US efforts to negotiate a reduction in violence floundering, the approach of the next American administration will be vital. Following his late-night tweet claiming that all US troops in Afghanistan would be home by Christmas, the Taliban have endorsed President Trump. Where next for US policy in Afghanistan?