Intra-Afghan-Peace Talks (II): Pakistan and the puzzle over the future of foreign military presence in Afghanistan

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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The Afghanistan imbroglio, particularly the remaining 2,500 foreign troops on its soil, will confront new U.S. President Joe Biden with early decisions ‘that will define the contours of the war’s next chapter and determine the legacy of the American-led invasion’. He inherits not only a ‘nascent, fragile peace process’ but also a controversial ‘peace agreement’ with the Taliban struck by the former Trump administration in February 2020. This agreement initiated not only the launch of peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government but also committed the US - and subsequently the NATO as well1 - to a total withdrawal of forces by May 1, 2021. In exchange, the United States received security assurances and counterterrorism guarantees, including the cut of ties with Al-Qaeda and other international terror groups. […]

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2021
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 07:34
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Military science
Controlled Keywords: Afghanistan, USA, NATO, Taliban, Invasion, Krieg, Truppenabzug, Friede
Uncontrolled Keywords: Afghanistan, USA, NATO, Taliban, Invasion, Friedensprozess, Friedensabkommen, Truppenabzug, Sicherheitsgewährleistung, Garantien zur Terrorismusbekämpfung / Afghanistan, USA, NATO, Taliban, invasion, peace process, peace agreement, withdrawal of forces, security assurance, counterterrorism guarantees
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: other countries
Series: Themen > SADF Comment
Volume: 201
Additional Information: DOI: 10.48251/SADF.ISSN.2406-5617.C201 (der Erstausagbe)